Case: Pasadena City Board of Education v. Spangler

2:75-00164 | U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Filed Date: Jan. 16, 1975

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Case Summary

A district court concluded that petitioner board of education's policies violated the Fourteenth Amendment. The board was enjoined from failing to adopt a plan to correct racial imbalance and ordered to submit a plan for desegregating schools. The court vacated and remanded the judgment of the appeals court. The court held that the board established that they were entitled to relief from the injunction insofar as it required them to alter school attendance zones. The district court exceeded its authority when it enforced its order requiring annual readjustment of attendance zones. Having once implemented a racially neutral attendance pattern in order to remedy the board's perceived constitutional violations, the district court had fully performed its function of providing the appropriate remedy for previous racially discriminatory attendance patterns.

People


Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Collisson, Peter (California)

Easterbrook, Frank Hoover (Illinois)

Kurland, Philip B. (Illinois)

Landsberg, Brian K. (District of Columbia)

McCree, Wade Hampton Jr. (Michigan)

Paul, Lee G. (California)

Pottinger, J. Stanley (District of Columbia)

Tonken, Neal J. (District of Columbia)

Unikel, Alan L. (Illinois)

Wallace, Lawrence G. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Collisson, Peter (California)

Easterbrook, Frank Hoover (Illinois)

Kurland, Philip B. (Illinois)

Landsberg, Brian K. (District of Columbia)

McCree, Wade Hampton Jr. (Michigan)

Paul, Lee G. (California)

Pottinger, J. Stanley (District of Columbia)

Tonken, Neal J. (District of Columbia)

Unikel, Alan L. (Illinois)

Wallace, Lawrence G. (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

Bork, Robert Heron (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:68-cv-01438

[Opinion]

Spangler v. Pasadena City Board of Education

375 F.Supp. 1304

May 3, 1974

May 3, 1974

Order/Opinion

74-02116

Opinion

Spangler v. Pasadena City Board of Education

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

519 F.2d 430

May 5, 1975

May 5, 1975

Order/Opinion

2:75-00164

Brief for Petitioners

Supreme Court of the United States

Oct. 1, 1975

Oct. 1, 1975

Pleading / Motion / Brief

2:75-00164

Brief for the United States

Supreme Court of the United States

Oct. 1, 1975

Oct. 1, 1975

Pleading / Motion / Brief

2:75-00164

Memorandum for the United States in Opposition

Supreme Court of the United States

Oct. 1, 1975

Oct. 1, 1975

Pleading / Motion / Brief

2:75-00164

Opinion of the Court

Supreme Court of the United States

423 U.S. 945

Nov. 11, 1975

Nov. 11, 1975

Order/Opinion

77-01395

Memorandum for the United States in Opposition

Vetterli v. United States District Court for the Central District of California [Spangler]

Supreme Court of the United States

April 12, 1978

April 12, 1978

Pleading / Motion / Brief

Resources

Docket

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Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

School Desegregation

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 16, 1975