Case: United States of America v. Richardson Independent School District

3:70-cv-04101 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Filed Date: Aug. 19, 1970

Closed Date: 2013

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Case Summary

This case was originally part of United States v. Texas Education Agency but was later separated and became an independent case. On 08/19/1970, United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division filed a complaint against Richardson Independent School District, among other Texas school districts, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The U.S. sought an injunction prohibiting the defendant school districts from discriminating against Black students on the basis of …

This case was originally part of United States v. Texas Education Agency but was later separated and became an independent case. On 08/19/1970, United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division filed a complaint against Richardson Independent School District, among other Texas school districts, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The U.S. sought an injunction prohibiting the defendant school districts from discriminating against Black students on the basis of race, and an order requiring the districts to adopt and implement a desegregation plan prior to the beginning of the 1970-71 school year.

Initially the Court (Judge Joe Ewing Estes) set the schedule for preliminary pretrial conference after the start of the 1970-1971 school year. The plaintiffs appealed the schedule and the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (Judges John M. Wisdom, James P. Coleman, and John M.B. Simpson) reversed the scheduling order, holding that the case against the school districts should be given top priority. The Circuit Court also noted that it would be appropriate to sever the suits against individual school districts. 431 F.2d 1313. Thereafter, the case against Richard Independent School District was severed from the main action and assigned to Judge William M. Taylor, Jr.

On September 10, 1970, the Court issued a desegregation order that addressed issues for which the parties had been unable to reach an agreement, including student assignment, faculty and staff matters, the implementation of a majority to minority transfer policy, school construction and site selection, intra-district and inter-district transfers, use of a bi-racial advisory committee, and the School District’s reporting requirements.

In May 1974, the plaintiffs moved for supplemental relief asking that the School District be ordered to desegregate the only all-black school in the district. The case went to trial in August 1974 and the District Court denied the motion. The plaintiffs appealed and the Circuit Court (Judges Griffin Bell, Robert A. Ainsworth, Jr., and Cooper C. Godbold) reversed the District Court holding. The Circuit Court explained that under Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Board of Education, 402 U.S. 1, one-race schools like the one at issue in this case were subject to strict scrutiny; accordingly, the Court held that the defendants could not show that the one-race composition of the school was not the result of present or past discrimination by the defendants. 512 F.2d 896. The defendants appealed, but the Supreme Court denied certiorari. 423 U.S. 837. On July 16, 1975, the District Court ordered the desegregation of Hamilton Park Elementary School for the 1975-1976 school year. During the following year, the Court entered orders to address various student assignment issues that arose.

Additionally, in August 1976 a Black schoolteacher employed by the defendant sought to intervene in the case, alleging that the defendant had wrongfully terminated her in violation of her due process and equal protection rights under the Fourteenth Amendment. The intervenor had struck a student in self-defense after the student had refused to leave her classroom, threatened her, and verbally abused her. Although the parent of the student did not complain about the physical contact, and although the teacher had maintained a perfect employment record during her 15 years of working for the defendant, the school board decided that the teacher’s actions were a violation of the school’s policy on corporal punishment and terminated her employment based solely on that incident. On December 28, 1979, the Court held that although the defendants had not violated the intervenor’s procedural due process, they had acted arbitrarily and capriciously in violation of her substantive due process rights. The Court also held that the defendants had violated the intervenor's equal protection rights by unequally enforcing the school’s policy against corporal punishment and intentionally discriminating against her on the basis of race. 483 F.Supp. 80. The defendants appealed but the Circuit Court affirmed the District Court decision in October 1980.

On February 3, 1984, the case was reassigned to Judge Buchmeyer (after Judge Taylor had transitioned to senior judge status in 1979). The defendants continued to file annual reports for several years without change. In 1997, the defendants filed a motion for approval of a proposed student assignment plan. The plan was intended to address overcrowding and administrative issues, and it provided for: maintaining the neighborhood school system at the elementary school level; using a flexible secondary feeder system that includes the reassignment of several feeder schools, choice and managed choice of junior high attendance in particular areas, and the use of centers of interest at junior highs which serve as feeders to under-diversified high schools; the opening of a freshman campus; and the redrawing of attendance zones. On June 10, 1997, the Court entered an order approving the plan and implementing the new attendance zones.

In March 2008 the case was randomly reassigned to Judge Rood C. O’Connor (after Judge Buchmeyer had transitioned to inactive status). In May 2011 the defendants moved for a declaration of unitary status. The Court scheduled a trial and issued an order for partial unitary status on August 17, 2011 stating that four areas of the school system ((i) transportation, (ii) student activities, (iii) facilities, and (iv) special education) were unitary and dismissing the 1970 Desegregation order as to those four areas. In January 2012 the defendants moved for summary judgement. The plaintiffs opposed the motion and alleged that the defendants had violated the desegregation order with respect to quality of education and discipline. The Court held an evidentiary hearing on the matter beginning on June 11, 2012.

On July 27, 2012, the Court issued an opinion granting in part and denying in part the defendants' motion for summary judgment. The Court found that the defendants had complied with the desegregation orders in good faith and achieved unitary status as to two areas: (i) student assignment to its high schools and junior high schools, and (ii) faculty and staff hiring and recruiting. The Court dismissed the desegregation order with respect to those areas. With respect to the plaintiff’s allegations, the Court found that the plaintiffs could not show that racial disparities in quality of education or discipline were attributable to prior de jure segregation and could not show that the disparities amounted to an independent constitutional violation; thus, the Court refused to impose any affirmative obligations on the defendants in those areas. Finally, the Court deferred with respect to two areas: (i) student assignment to elementary schools, and (ii) assignment of faculty and staff, finding that additional argument and evidence were needed.

After another evidentiary hearing beginning on April 24, 2013, the Court issued a declaration of unitary status on July 23, 2013. The Court found that with respect to the two remaining issues, the defendants had (1) complied the Desegregation Order in good faith for a reasonable period of time and (2) had eliminated the vestiges of prior de jure segregation to the extent practicable. The Court also found that the racial imbalance in the school district was the result of demographic factors and that the defendants did not have a legal obligation to achieve a particular racial balance. The case was dismissed the same day, and is closed.

Available Opinions

United States v. Texas Ed. Agency, 431 F.2d 1313 (5th Cir. 1970)

United States v. Texas Ed. Agency, 512 F.2d 896 (5th Cir. 1975)

United States v. Richardson Indep. Sch. Dist., 483 F. Supp. 80 (N.D. Tex. 1979), aff'd, 626 F.2d 171 (5th Cir. 1980)

Summary Authors

Sara Stearns (4/27/2019)

Related Cases

United States of America v. The Texas Education Agency, Northern District of Texas (1970)

People

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Judge(s)

Ainsworth, Robert Andrew Jr. (Louisiana)

Bell, Griffin Boyette (Georgia)

Buchmeyer, Jerry (Texas)

Coleman, James Plemon (Louisiana)

Godbold, John Cooper (Louisiana)

O'Connor, Reed Charles (Texas)

Simpson, John Milton Bryan (Florida)

Wisdom, John Minor (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bhargava, Anurima (District of Columbia)

Dann, Mark (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Ainsworth, Robert Andrew Jr. (Louisiana)

Bell, Griffin Boyette (Georgia)

Buchmeyer, Jerry (Texas)

Coleman, James Plemon (Louisiana)

Godbold, John Cooper (Louisiana)

O'Connor, Reed Charles (Texas)

Simpson, John Milton Bryan (Florida)

Wisdom, John Minor (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bhargava, Anurima (District of Columbia)

Dann, Mark (District of Columbia)

Gurwin, Steve (District of Columbia)

Landsberg, Brian K. (District of Columbia)

Leonard, Jerris (District of Columbia)

Marshall, Franz (District of Columbia)

Mitchell, John N. (District of Columbia)

Murphy, Nicholas U. (District of Columbia)

Rich, Joseph D. (District of Columbia)

Roper, Richard B. III (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Akin, Henry D (Texas)

Gonzalez, Jose L (Texas)

Luna, Earl (Texas)

Martin, Crawford (Texas)

Parrish, D Todd (Texas)

Ronquillo, Marcos G (Texas)

Soto, Ramona (Texas)

Other Attorney(s)

Bork, Robert Heron (District of Columbia)

Fichtner, Jay S (Texas)

Pottinger, J. Stanley (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document
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Civil Docket [Original]

United States of America v. The Texas Education Agency

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

March 3, 1980 Docket

[Docket]

United States of America v. The Texas Education Agency

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Sept. 23, 2013 Docket

Opinion

United States of America v. Texas Education Agency

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

431 F.2d 1313

Aug. 18, 1970 Order/Opinion

Opinion

United States of America v. The Texas Education Agency

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

512 F.2d 896

April 22, 1975 Order/Opinion

Memorandum for the United States in Opposition

Richardson Independent School District v. United States of America

Supreme Court of the United States

July 1, 1975 Pleading / Motion / Brief
127

Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law

United States of America v. The Texas Education Agency

July 27, 2012 Order/Opinion
199

Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law

United States of America v. The Texas Education Agency

July 23, 2013 Order/Opinion

Docket

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Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

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Paper Docket Sheet. (skt) (Entered: 09/21/2007)

Sept. 14, 2007 PACER
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Semester Report: Fall Semester 2007 by Richardson Independent School District. (skt) (Entered: 09/21/2007)

Sept. 14, 2007 RECAP
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Standing Order Designating Case for ECF - see order for specifics. (Signed by Judge Jerry Buchmeyer on 9/21/07) (skt) (Entered: 09/21/2007)

Sept. 21, 2007 PACER
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NOTICE by Richardson Independent School District Semester Report: Spring Semester 2008 (Martin, Mia) (Entered: 01/18/2008)

Jan. 18, 2008 PACER

Case randomly reassigned to Judge Reed C O'Connor, Judge Jerry Buchmeyer in inactive status. (lrl)

March 28, 2008 PACER
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NOTICE by Richardson Independent School District Annual Report of the Richardson Independent School District: 2008 (Martin, Mia) (Entered: 04/15/2008)

April 15, 2008 PACER
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NOTICE AMENDED ANNUAL REPORT OF THE RICHARDSON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT: 2008 re: 5 Notice (Other) filed by Richardson Independent School District (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Amended Exhibit A) (Martin, Mia) (Entered: 08/11/2008)

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NOTICE Richardson Independent School District Semester Report: Fall 2008 filed by Richardson Independent School District (Martin, Mia) (Entered: 09/05/2008)

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NOTICE Spring Semester 2009 Report to the Court filed by Richardson Independent School District (Martin, Mia) (Entered: 02/03/2009)

Feb. 3, 2009 PACER
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Annual Report of the Richardson Independent School District: 2009 filed by Richardson Independent School District (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E) (Martin, Mia) Modified on 4/16/2009 (skt). (Entered: 04/15/2009)

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April 15, 2009 PACER
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NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Mark A Dann on behalf of United States of America. (Dann, Mark) (Entered: 04/28/2009)

April 28, 2009 PACER
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NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Marcos G Ronquillo and Jose L. Gonzalez on behalf of Richardson Independent School District. (Ronquillo, Marcos) Modified on 5/13/2009 (tln). (Entered: 05/12/2009)

May 12, 2009 PACER
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Richardson Independent School District Semester Report: Fall Semester 2009 filed by Richardson Independent School District (Martin, Mia) Modified on 9/8/2009 (mfw). (Entered: 09/04/2009)

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Richardson Independent School District Semester Report: Spring Semester 2010 filed by Richardson Independent School District (Martin, Mia) Modified on 1/29/2010 (mfw). (Entered: 01/28/2010)

Jan. 28, 2010 PACER
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NOTICE Annual Report of the Richardson Independent School District: 2010 filed by Richardson Independent School District (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit Exhibit E) (Martin, Mia) (Entered: 04/15/2010)

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NOTICE RISD Fall Semester 2010 Report filed by Richardson Independent School District (Martin, Mia) (Entered: 09/07/2010)

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NOTICE RISD Semester Report - Spring 2011 filed by Richardson Independent School District (Martin, Mia) (Entered: 01/14/2011)

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NOTICE Annual Report of the Richardson Independent School DIstrict: 2011 filed by Richardson Independent School District (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) A, # 2 Exhibit(s) B, # 3 Exhibit(s) C, # 4 Exhibit(s) D, # 5 Exhibit(s) E) (Martin, Mia) (Entered: 04/15/2011)

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April 15, 2011 RECAP
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MOTION for Declaration of Unitary Status filed by Richardson Independent School District with Brief/Memorandum in Support. (Ronquillo, Marcos) (Entered: 05/06/2011)

May 6, 2011 RECAP
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Appendix in Support filed by Richardson Independent School District re 18 MOTION for Declaration of Unitary Status (Attachments: # 1 Additional Page(s), # 2 Additional Page(s), # 3 Additional Page(s), # 4 Additional Page(s), # 5 Additional Page(s), # 6 Additional Page(s), # 7 Additional Page(s)) (dnc) (Entered: 05/10/2011)

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May 9, 2011 PACER
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ORDER as to 18 MOTION for Declaration of Unitary Status. It is ORDERED that the Government respond to Defendant's motion no later than May 27, 2011. (Ordered by Judge Reed C O'Connor on 5/17/2011) (tln) (Entered: 05/17/2011)

May 17, 2011 PACER
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ADDITIONAL ATTACHMENTS: Addendum to 18 MOTION for declaration of unitary status by Defendant Richardson Independent School District with Brief/Memorandum in Support. (Soto, Ramona) (Entered: 05/18/2011)

May 18, 2011 PACER
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MOTION to Extend Time to File Response and Proposed Scheduling Order filed by United States of America with Brief/Memorandum in Support. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Dann, Mark) (Entered: 05/26/2011)

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May 26, 2011 PACER
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ORDER granting in part 22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response and Proposed Pre-Hearing Scheduling. Joint Motion due by 6/24/2011. Proposed Scheduling Order due by 6/24/2011. (Ordered by Judge Reed C O'Connor on 5/27/2011) (mfw) (Entered: 05/27/2011)

May 27, 2011 PACER
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Joint MOTION to Amend/Correct 23 Order on Motion to Extend Time filed by United States of America with Brief/Memorandum in Support. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Dann, Mark) (Entered: 05/31/2011)

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May 31, 2011 PACER
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ORDER denying 24 Motion to Amend/Correct Order on Motion to Extend Time. It is ORDERED that the Parties meet face to face to confer regarding the issues raised in RISD's Motion for Declaration of Unitary Status and Brief in Support. (Ordered by Judge Reed C O'Connor on 6/1/2011) (dnc) (Entered: 06/01/2011)

June 1, 2011 PACER
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Proposal for contents of scheduling and discovery order by Richardson Independent School District. (Soto, Ramona) (Entered: 06/24/2011)

June 24, 2011 PACER
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Proposal for contents of scheduling and discovery order and stipulation by United States of America. (Dann, Mark) (Entered: 06/24/2011)

June 24, 2011 PACER
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ORDER: The Court DENIES the request that the case be abated for forty-five days. The Court FURTHER ORDERS that the United States respond to RISD's 18 Motion for Declaration of Unitary Status no later than 9/1/2011. (Ordered by Judge Reed C O'Connor on 6/27/2011) (tln) (Entered: 06/27/2011)

June 27, 2011 PACER
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SCHEDULING ORDER: This case is set for trial on this Court's four-week docket beginning 5/21/2012 before Judge Reed C O'Connor. Joinder of Parties due by 8/27/2011. Amended Pleadings due by 8/27/2011. Motions due by 1/21/2012. Deadline for mediation is on or before 4/2/2012. Discovery due by 3/16/2012. Pretrial Materials due by 4/30/2012. Pretrial Order due by 4/30/2012. (Ordered by Judge Reed C O'Connor on 6/27/2011) (tln) (Entered: 06/27/2011)

June 27, 2011 PACER
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ORDER FOR PARTIAL UNITARY STATUS: IT IS ORDERED that the following factors are no longer at issue in this case and are considered resolved for all intents and purposes and that RISD operates a unitary school district in such areas: 1. Transportation, 2. Student Activities, 3. Facilities, 4. Special Education. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Desegregation Order is dismissed as to these areas, and RISD is hereby released from further Court supervision as to the four areas identified above. (Ordered by Judge Reed C O'Connor on 8/17/2011) (mfw) (Entered: 08/17/2011)

Aug. 17, 2011 PACER
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RESPONSE IN OPPOSITION to 18 Defendant's MOTION for declaration of unitary status filed by United States of America. Filing attempt made at 11:00 p.m. on 9/1/11 however due to technical difficulties filer was unsuccessful. Received documents through emergency filing account at 9:58 a.m. on 9/2/11. (jkm) (Entered: 09/02/2011)

Sept. 1, 2011 RECAP
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Appendix in Support filed by United States of America re 31 Response in Opposition to Defendant's Motion for Declaration of unitary status and brief in support. Filing attempt made at 11:00 p.m. on 9/1/11 however due to technical difficulties filer was unsuccessful. Received documents through emergency filing account at 9:58 a.m. on 9/2/11. (jkm) (Entered: 09/02/2011)

Sept. 1, 2011 PACER
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NOTICE RISD Semester Report - Fall Semester 2011 filed by Richardson Independent School District (Martin, Mia) (Entered: 09/06/2011)

Sept. 6, 2011 PACER
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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply re: 31 Response/Objection, filed by Richardson Independent School District (Soto, Ramona) (Entered: 09/09/2011)

Sept. 9, 2011 PACER
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ELECTRONIC ORDER deferring ruling on 34 Motion to Extend Time to File Response/Reply. Response due no later than September 14, 2011. (Ordered by Judge Reed C O'Connor on 9/11/2011)(Judge Reed C O'Connor) (Entered: 09/11/2011)

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RESPONSE filed by United States of America re: 34 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply re: 31 Response/Objection, (Dann, Mark) (Entered: 09/14/2011)

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REPLY filed by Richardson Independent School District re: 34 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply re: 31 Response/Objection, (Gonzalez, Jose) (Entered: 09/14/2011)

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ORDER granting in part 34 Motion to Extend Reply Brief Deadline and Unopposed Motion for Leave to File 25 Page Reply Brief. Replies due by 10/3/2011. Defendant RISD's reply brief shall not exceed 25 pages. (Ordered by Judge Reed C O'Connor on 9/14/2011) (skt) (Entered: 09/15/2011)

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REPLY filed by Richardson Independent School District re: 18 MOTION for Declaration of Unitary Status. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s), # 2 Exhibit(s), # 3 Exhibit(s), # 4 Exhibit(s), # 5 Exhibit(s), # 6 Exhibit(s), # 7 Exhibit(s)) (Gonzalez, Jose) Modified on 10/4/2011 (mfw). (Entered: 10/03/2011)

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Oct. 3, 2011 PACER
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NOTICE RISD Semester Report: Spring Semester 2012 filed by Richardson Independent School District (Martin, Mia) (Entered: 01/18/2012)

Jan. 18, 2012 PACER
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MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Richardson Independent School District with Brief/Memorandum in Support. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) Appendix, # 2 Exhibit(s) App. 001 - 086, # 3 Exhibit(s) App. 087 - 152, # 4 Exhibit(s) App. 153 - 214, # 5 Exhibit(s) App. 215 - 291, # 6 Exhibit(s) App. 292 - 365, # 7 Exhibit(s) App. 366 - 410) (Soto, Ramona) (Entered: 01/20/2012)

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Jan. 20, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Nicholas Ulysses Murphy on behalf of United States of America. (Murphy, Nicholas) (Entered: 01/25/2012)

Jan. 25, 2012 PACER
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Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply to Defendant's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment filed by United States of America (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Murphy, Nicholas) (Entered: 02/08/2012)

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ELECTRONIC ORDER granting 43 Motion to Extend Time to File Response/Reply. (Ordered by Judge Reed C O'Connor on 2/8/2012)(Judge Reed C O'Connor) (Entered: 02/08/2012)

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RESPONSE in opposition filed by United States of America re: 41 MOTION for Summary Judgment (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Mark Dann). Document submitted via the Court's Emergency Filing E-mail Account.(gmg) (Entered: 02/21/2012)

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Feb. 17, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Compel Plaintiff to Make Disclosures Required by Rule 26(a) filed by Richardson Independent School District with Brief/Memorandum in Support. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) Appendix in Support) (Soto, Ramona) (Entered: 02/21/2012)

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Feb. 21, 2012 PACER
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ORDER: Plaintiff's response to Defendant's Motion to Compel (ECF No. 46) is due on or before February 23, 2012. A hearing on this motion is set for 9:00 a.m. on February 24, 2012 in US Courthouse, Courtroom 1520, 1100 Commerce St., Dallas, TX 75242-1310 before Judge Reed C O'Connor. (Ordered by Judge Reed C O'Connor on 2/21/2012)(chmb)(jg) (Entered: 02/21/2012)

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RESPONSE filed by United States of America re: 46 MOTION to Compel Plaintiff to Make Disclosures Required by Rule 26(a) (Dann, Mark) (Entered: 02/22/2012)

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ORDER denying as moot 46 MOTION to Compel Plaintiff to Make Disclosures Required by Rule 26(a). It is further ORDERED that the hearing currently set in this matter for 2/24/2012 is CANCELLED. (Ordered by Judge Reed C O'Connor on 2/23/2012) (tln) (Entered: 02/23/2012)

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MOTION for Discovery to Expand Number of Depositions filed by United States of America with Brief/Memorandum in Support. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Murphy, Nicholas) (Entered: 02/29/2012)

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Feb. 29, 2012 PACER
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ELECTRONIC ORDER deferring ruling on 50 Motion for Discovery and ORDERING RISD to respond to this motion no later than March 5, 2012. (Ordered by Judge Reed C O'Connor on 2/29/2012)(Judge Reed C O'Connor) (Entered: 02/29/2012)

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MOTION for Leave to Extend the Page Limit for Defendant's Reply Brief re 45 Response/Objection filed by Richardson Independent School District (Soto, Ramona) (Entered: 02/29/2012)

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MOTION to Amend/Correct 29 Scheduling Order, filed by United States of America with Brief/Memorandum in Support. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s)) (Dann, Mark) (Entered: 02/29/2012)

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ELECTRONIC ORDER deferring ruling on 53 Motion to Amend/Correct and ORDERING RISD to file a response no later than March 5, 2012. (Ordered by Judge Reed C O'Connor on 3/1/2012)(Judge Reed C O'Connor) (Entered: 03/01/2012)

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ELECTRONIC ORDER granting 52 Motion. (Ordered by Judge Reed C O'Connor on 3/1/2012) (Judge Reed C O'Connor) (Entered: 03/01/2012)

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ADDITIONAL ATTACHMENTS to 50 MOTION for Discovery to Expand Number of Depositions by Plaintiff United States of America. (Murphy, Nicholas) (Entered: 03/01/2012)

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REPLY filed by Richardson Independent School District re: 41 MOTION for Summary Judgment (Gonzalez, Jose) (Entered: 03/04/2012)

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Appendix in Support filed by Richardson Independent School District re 57 Reply in Response to Plaintiff's Response in Opposition to Defendant's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment and Brief in Support (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) Part 1, # 2 Exhibit(s) Part 2) (Gonzalez, Jose) (Entered: 03/04/2012)

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MOTION for Leave to File Supplemental Information In Support of Motion to Modify Scheduling Order filed by United States of America with Brief/Memorandum in Support. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s)) (Dann, Mark) (Entered: 03/05/2012)

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RESPONSE filed by Richardson Independent School District re: 50 MOTION for Discovery to Expand Number of Depositions (Attachments: # 1 Appendix, # 2 Exhibit(s) Part 1, # 3 Exhibit(s) Part 2) (Soto, Ramona) (Entered: 03/05/2012)

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RESPONSE filed by Richardson Independent School District re: 53 MOTION to Amend/Correct 29 Scheduling Order, (Attachments: # 1 Appendix, # 2 Exhibit(s)) (Parrish, D) (Entered: 03/05/2012)

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ELECTRONIC ORDER granting 59 Motion for Leave to File. The supplemental information will be considered.(Ordered by Judge Reed C O'Connor on 3/5/2012) (Judge Reed C O'Connor) (Entered: 03/05/2012)

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ELECTRONIC ORDER deferring ruling on 50 Motion for Discovery and setting this motion for hearing in the Dallas courtroom for the undersigned at 9 am March 9, 2012. (Ordered by Judge Reed C O'Connor on 3/5/2012)(/s/ Judge Reed C O'Connor) (Entered: 03/05/2012)

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ELECTRONIC ORDER deferring ruling on 53 Motion to Amend/Correct Scheduling Order and setting this motion for hearing in the Dallas courtroom for the undersigned at 9 am March 9, 2012. (Ordered by Judge Reed C O'Connor on 3/5/2012)(/s/ Judge Reed C O'Connor) Modified on 3/6/2012 (chmb). (Entered: 03/05/2012)

March 5, 2012 PACER
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MOTION for Protective Order filed by Richardson Independent School District (Gonzalez, Jose) (Entered: 03/07/2012)

March 7, 2012 PACER
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ORDER granting 65 Motion for Protective Order. The deposition of Pattie Kieker in her individual capacity, which is set for March 7, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. is QUASHED. (Ordered by Judge Reed C O'Connor on 3/7/2012) (chmb)(jg) (Entered: 03/07/2012)

March 7, 2012 PACER

Deadlines/hearings set per 53 Motion to Amend/Correct, 50 Motion for Discovery. Motion Hearing set for 3/9/2012 09:00 AM in US Courthouse, Courtroom 1516, 1100 Commerce St., Dallas, TX 75242-1310 before Judge Reed C O'Connor. (chmb)

March 8, 2012 PACER
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RESPONSE filed by Richardson Independent School District re: 59 MOTION for Leave to File Supplemental Information In Support of Motion to Modify Scheduling Order (Attachments: # 1 Appendix) (Parrish, D) (Entered: 03/08/2012)

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March 8, 2012 PACER
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ELECTRONIC Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Reed C O'Connor: Hearing held. Granting in part and denying in part 50 Motion for Discovery. Granting in part and denying in part 53 Motion to Amend/Correct and 53 Motion to Amend/Correct filed by United States of America, 50 Motion for Discovery filed by United States of America.Plaintiff is granted leave to conduct a total of 20 depositions. The trial in this case is re-set for June 11, 2012. The pretrial conference is cancelled, to be rescheduled at a later date. All remaining pretrial deadlines are extended by 30 days. Defendant RISD is required to produce the agreed-upon electronic stored information in discovery no later than end of business day on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. (Court Reporter: Denver Roden) (No exhibits) Time in Court - 2:00. (chmb) (Entered: 03/09/2012)

March 9, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Extend Time to Expand the Discovery Deadline to Depose Plaintiff's Experts filed by Richardson Independent School District (Attachments: # 1 Appendix, # 2 Exhibit(s)) (Gonzalez, Jose) (Entered: 04/12/2012)

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April 12, 2012 PACER
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ORDER deferring ruling on 69 Motion to Extend Time and setting hearing. See order for details. Motion Hearing set for 4/16/2012 09:00 AM before Judge Reed C O'Connor.(Ordered by Judge Reed C O'Connor on 4/13/2012)(Judge Reed C O'Connor) (Entered: 04/13/2012)

April 13, 2012 PACER
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RESPONSE filed by United States of America re: 69 MOTION to Extend Time to Expand the Discovery Deadline to Depose Plaintiff's Experts (Murphy, Nicholas) (Entered: 04/13/2012)

April 13, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Continue Hearing Scheduled For April 16, 2012 filed by United States of America with Brief/Memorandum in Support. (Murphy, Nicholas) (Entered: 04/13/2012)

April 13, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE Annual Report of Richardson Independent School District: 2012 filed by Richardson Independent School District (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit(s) Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit(s) Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit(s) Exhibit D) (Martin, Mia) (Entered: 04/13/2012)

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April 13, 2012 PACER
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ELECTRONIC ORDER granting 72 Motion to Continue. The hearing currently set in this case for 9:00 a.m. on April 16, 2012 is RESET for 9:00 a.m. on April 17, 2012.(Ordered by Judge Reed C O'Connor on 4/13/2012) (chmb)(jg) (Entered: 04/13/2012)

April 13, 2012 PACER
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Notice of Filing of Official Electronic Transcript of Hearing on Motions Proceedings held on 03-09-12 before Judge Reed C. O'Connor. Court Reporter/Transcriber Denver B. Roden, RPR, RMR, Telephone number 214-753-2298. Parties are notified of their duty to review the transcript. A copy may be purchased from the court reporter or viewed at the clerk's office public terminal. If redaction is necessary, a Redaction Request - Transcript must be filed within 21 days. If no such Request is filed, the transcript will be made available via PACER without redaction after 90 calendar days. If redaction request filed, this transcript will not be accessible via PACER; see redacted transcript. The clerk will mail a copy of this notice to parties not electronically noticed. (75 pages) Redaction Request due 5/7/2012. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 5/16/2012. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 7/16/2012. (dbr) (Entered: 04/15/2012)

April 15, 2012 PACER
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ELECTRONIC Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Reed C O'Connor: Motion Hearing held on 4/17/2012, re: 69 MOTION to Extend Time to Expand the Discovery Deadline to Depose Plaintiff's Experts. Court grants Motion 69 . Court refers this case to USMJ Irma Ramirez for a settlement conference. Attorney Appearances: Plaintiff - Mark Dann; Defense - Jose Gonzalez, Marcos Ronquillo, Ramona Soto. (Court Reporter: Denver Roden) (No exhibits) Time in Court - :27. (chmb) (Entered: 04/17/2012)

April 17, 2012 PACER
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ORDER: The Court has scheduled the conference for 4/30/2012 09:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Irma Carrillo Ramirez. (Ordered by Magistrate Judge Irma Carrillo Ramirez on 4/18/2012) (mcrd) (Entered: 04/19/2012)

April 18, 2012 PACER
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Unopposed MOTION Consider Request for Appointment of Counsel of the Bi-Racial Advisory Committee filed by United States of America with Brief/Memorandum in Support. (Dann, Mark) (Entered: 04/20/2012)

April 20, 2012 PACER
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ORDER granting in part and denying in part 78 Motion. Granted in part in that the US may retain, at its expense, an attorney to represent any BRAC desiring representation.Ordered by Judge Reed C O'Connor on 4/21/2012) (Judge Reed C O'Connor) (Entered: 04/21/2012)

April 21, 2012 PACER
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MOTION Modify Order re 77 Order Setting Deadline/Hearing filed by United States of America with Brief/Memorandum in Support. (Dann, Mark) (Entered: 04/24/2012)

April 24, 2012 PACER
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ELECTRONIC ORDER: Counsel for the United States and RISD contacted the Court by telephone about a dispute over the obligation of Dr. Welch to produce documents at her deposition that she relied on in forming her opinions. After hearing argument over the telephone, it is ORDERED that the deposition of Dr. Welch is suspended to allow for production of the documents she referenced in preparing her expert report. The United States is ORDERED to produce the documents requested by the subpoena duces tecum in time for the deposition of Dr. Welch to resume on April 25, 2012. (Ordered by Judge Reed C O'Connor on 4/24/2012) (chmb)(jg) (Entered: 04/24/2012)

April 24, 2012 PACER
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ORDER granting in part 80 Motion to Modify Order Related to Settlement Conference: The United States shall submit a written settlement offer to Defendant as required by the 77 Order by noon on 4/26/2012; and that the Defendant shall submit a written counter-offer to the United States by 5:00 pm on 4/27/2012. (Ordered by Magistrate Judge Irma Carrillo Ramirez on 4/24/2012) (ctf) (Entered: 04/24/2012)

April 24, 2012 PACER

ELECTRONIC Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Irma Carrillo Ramirez: Settlement Conference held on 4/30/2012. Conference continued. Defendant shall provide to Plaintiff a proposed agreed consent order no later than noon on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, with an electronic copy to "ramirez_orders@txnd.uscourts.gov." Plaintiff shall respond to the proposed agreed consent order no later than 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 7, 2012, with an electronic copy to the court. If necessary, the conference will then be reconvened. Attorney Appearances: Plaintiff - Mark Dann, Nick Murphy, T.J. Johnson; Defense - Marcos G. Ronquillo, Jose L. Gonzalez, Patti Kieker, Kay Waggoner, Mia Martin. (Court Reporter: Not Recorded) Time in Court - 9:30. (mcrd)

April 30, 2012 PACER
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Joint STATUS REPORT filed by Richardson Independent School District, United States of America. (Soto, Ramona) (Entered: 05/07/2012)

May 7, 2012 PACER

***Case Reopened per chambers. (gmg)

May 7, 2012 PACER
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Proof of Service for Subpoena(s) in a civil case; served on Tony Reynolds on 5/14/2012. (tln) (Entered: 05/16/2012)

May 16, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of Objections to Defendant's Pre-Trial Disclosures filed by United States of America (Murphy, Nicholas) (Entered: 05/24/2012)

May 24, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE Defendant's Objections to Plaintiff's Rule 26(a)(3) Pretrial Disclosures filed by Richardson Independent School District (Soto, Ramona) (Entered: 05/24/2012)

May 24, 2012 PACER
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Witness List by Richardson Independent School District. (Soto, Ramona) (Entered: 05/30/2012)

May 30, 2012 PACER
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TRIAL BRIEF on the Issue of Burden of Proof Regarding Discipline by Richardson Independent School District. (Soto, Ramona) (Entered: 05/30/2012)

May 30, 2012 PACER
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Proposed Findings of Fact by Richardson Independent School District. (Soto, Ramona) (Entered: 05/30/2012)

May 30, 2012 PACER
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Exhibit List by Richardson Independent School District. (Soto, Ramona) (Entered: 05/30/2012)

May 30, 2012 PACER
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Exhibit List by United States of America. (Murphy, Nicholas) (Entered: 05/30/2012)

May 30, 2012 PACER
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Witness List by United States of America. (Murphy, Nicholas) (Entered: 05/30/2012)

May 30, 2012 PACER
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Exhibit List CORRECTED by United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Plaintiff's Written Statement) (Murphy, Nicholas) (Entered: 05/30/2012)

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May 30, 2012 PACER
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MOTION in Limine filed by United States of America with Brief/Memorandum in Support. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s)) (Dann, Mark) (Entered: 05/30/2012)

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May 30, 2012 PACER
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MOTION in Limine (corrected) filed by United States of America with Brief/Memorandum in Support. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s)) (Dann, Mark) (Entered: 05/31/2012)

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May 31, 2012 PACER
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ORDER: The above-styled action is set for a bench trial beginning on Monday, 6/11/2012. The Court hereby notifies the parties that each side will be limited to twenty (20) hours to present its case, including its case-in-chief and any cross-examination. Trial will commence at 8:00 a.m. on 6/11/2012. (Ordered by Judge Reed C O'Connor on 5/31/2012) (ctf) (Entered: 05/31/2012)

May 31, 2012 PACER

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

School Desegregation

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 19, 1970

Closing Date: 2013

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division

Plaintiff Type(s):

U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Richardson Independent School District, School District

Defendant Type(s):

Elementary/Secondary School

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Title IV, Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000c et seq.

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Order Duration: 1970 - 2013

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Racial segregation

School/University Facilities

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

Type of Facility:

Government-run