Case: US v. Choctaw County School District

3:70-cv-00036 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi

Filed Date: July 9, 1970

Closed Date: Oct. 28, 2019

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Case Summary

This is a school desegregation case filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi on 7/9/1970. The United States was the plaintiff and alleged that the Choctaw County School District (CCSD) was operating a segregated system of public education that violated the 14th Amendment and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. According to a later opinion, the district court issued a consent decree on August 5, 1970. The consent decree required that all students, faculty, staff, schoo…

This is a school desegregation case filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi on 7/9/1970. The United States was the plaintiff and alleged that the Choctaw County School District (CCSD) was operating a segregated system of public education that violated the 14th Amendment and the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

According to a later opinion, the district court issued a consent decree on August 5, 1970. The consent decree required that all students, faculty, staff, school transportation, and extracurricular activities be desegregated according to the standards set forth in Singleton v. Jackson Municipal Separate School District, 419 F.2d 1211 (5th Cir. 1969). The desegregation plan was proposed by the U.S. Office of Education; CCSD's desegregation plan was approved by the district along with desegregation plans for several other school districts in Mississippi. The school districts submitted reports to the court throughout the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s.

On August 3, 1984, plaintiff intervenor Charles Thomas, who was a black CCSD employee, filed suit and alleged that CCSD was violating Singleton, the consent decree, 42 U.S.C. §§ 1981, 1983, and 2000e et seq., and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Thomas was a principal at an all-black high school when the 1970 desegregation order was issued. He later became a co-principal with a white principal after the desegregation order. Thomas claimed that the white principal's salary was greater than his and the white principal was provided with free housing and a utilities allowance. When the white principal resigned, Thomas applied for the job but was not hired. Another white principal was hired and CCSD said he was more qualified than Thomas, even though Thomas had more experience. Thomas was routinely passed over for other principal jobs in CCSD. District Judge Neal B. Biggers, Jr. held that CCSD was not a fully unitary system because it could not prove that the school district was fully integrated in all areas. Judge Biggers also held that Thomas was entitled to relief under Singleton. Thomas received $40,508.91 in backpay and the fair rental market value of the house occupied by Thomas' white co-principal from 1970-1985. All other claims were declared moot. 725 F. Supp. 307 (N.D. Miss. 1989).

The case remained quiet until 2012. CCSD filed a motion to modify the desegregation order on October 23, 2012. The motion proposed to consolidate two high schools in order to promote desegregation and alleviate the financial burden of operating two schools. The United States filed a motion in opposition and claimed that CCSD's proposed modification was not constitutionally adequate because it did not foster desegregation at the elementary and middle school levels and placed the desegregation burden on black students in the community of Weir. District Judge Glen Davidson held on April 10, 2013 that CCSD's plan did not place a transportation burden on black students; however, because the modification would place a transportation burden on 7th and 8th grade students, CCSD was ordered to modify its plan to include students in 7th and 8th grades. 941 F. Supp. 2d 708 (N.D. Miss. 2013).

On October 11, 2016, CCSD moved for declaration of unitary status, which would dissolve its current injunctions and terminate the court's jurisdiction. The United States opposed that motion for several years, at one point entering discovery with CCSD, before ultimately joining the motion for declaration for unitary status in April 2019. Six months later, on October 28, 2019, Judge Glen Davidson granted the motion, dissolved the prior injunctions, terminated jurisdiction, and dismissed the matter. This case is now closed.

Available Opinions

United States v. Mississippi, 725 F. Supp. 307 (N.D. Miss. 1989).

United States v. Mississippi, 941 F. Supp. 2d 708 (N.D. Miss. 2013).

Summary Authors

Amelia Huckins (3/15/2017)

Sean Drohan (6/17/2021)

People

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Judge(s)

Biggers, Neal Brooks Jr. (Mississippi)

Davidson, Glen H. (Mississippi)

Sanders, David A. (Mississippi)

Smith, Orma Rinehart (Mississippi)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Dallo, Amanda K. (District of Columbia)

Daniel, Tamica (District of Columbia)

Dann, Mark (District of Columbia)

Devine, Kathleen Susan (District of Columbia)

Doar, John (District of Columbia)

Dunbaugh, Frank M. III (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Biggers, Neal Brooks Jr. (Mississippi)

Davidson, Glen H. (Mississippi)

Sanders, David A. (Mississippi)

Smith, Orma Rinehart (Mississippi)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Dallo, Amanda K. (District of Columbia)

Daniel, Tamica (District of Columbia)

Dann, Mark (District of Columbia)

Devine, Kathleen Susan (District of Columbia)

Doar, John (District of Columbia)

Dunbaugh, Frank M. III (District of Columbia)

Jansen, Vernol R. (District of Columbia)

Katzenbach, Nicholas de B. (District of Columbia)

Krage, Ben L. (District of Columbia)

Landsberg, Brian K. (District of Columbia)

Leonard, Jerris (District of Columbia)

Maranzano, Jennifer L. (District of Columbia)

Mitchell, John N. (District of Columbia)

Newton, Jonathan D. (District of Columbia)

Ray, H. M. (Mississippi)

Simons, Shaheena A (District of Columbia)

Wohlenhaus, Renee M. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Adams, Holmes S. (Mississippi)

Allain, William A. (Mississippi)

Butler, W. C. (Mississippi)

Coleman, Thomas A. (Mississippi)

Cossar, George P. Jr. (Mississippi)

Gibson, Gerald Hugh (Mississippi)

Henderson, Harvey (Mississippi)

Hooks, John Simeon (Mississippi)

Stewart, Nausead (Mississippi)

Sweet, Dennis C III (Mississippi)

Thornton, G. J. (Mississippi)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:70-cv-00036

Original Docket

U.S. v. Choctaw County School District

July 9, 1970

July 9, 1970

Docket

3:70-cv-00036

Docket [PACER]

United States of America v. The State of Mississippi

March 24, 2021

March 24, 2021

Docket
10-1

3:70-cv-00036

Consent Decree

United States v. Choctaw County School District

Aug. 5, 1970

Aug. 5, 1970

Order/Opinion

3:70-cv-00036

84-00274

[Order]

United States of America v. The State of Mississippi

725 F.Supp. 307

Nov. 20, 1989

Nov. 20, 1989

Order/Opinion
40

3:70-cv-00036

Memorandum Opinion Granting in Part and Denying in Part Defendant's Motion to Modify Desegregation Plan

United States v. Choctaw County School District

941 F.Supp.2d 708

April 10, 2013

April 10, 2013

Order/Opinion
103

3:70-cv-00036

Order on Joint Motion for Declaration of Unitary Status and Dismissal

United States of America v. State of Mississippi

April 22, 2019

April 22, 2019

Order/Opinion
108

3:70-cv-00036

Memorandum in Support of Joint Motion for Declaration of Unitary Status and Dismissal

United States of America v. Mississippi

Oct. 24, 2019

Oct. 24, 2019

Pleading / Motion / Brief
110

3:70-cv-00036

Order Granting Joint Motion for Unitary Status

United States v. Webster County School District

Oct. 28, 2019

Oct. 28, 2019

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5381052/united-states-v-the-state-of-mississippi/

Last updated July 23, 2022, 3:13 a.m.

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1

NOTICE OF ENTRY of docket sheet, desegregation case WC70-36 (tab, USDC)

April 15, 2010

April 15, 2010

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2

NOTICE OF RECEIPT of Report to the Court (Webster County School District) (tab, USDC)

April 22, 2010

April 22, 2010

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3

NOTICE of Receipt of Report to the Court of Webster County School District dated 10/14/10 (tab, USDC)

Oct. 19, 2010

Oct. 19, 2010

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4

NOTICE OF RECEIPT of Webster County School District's Report to the Court (tab)

April 8, 2011

April 8, 2011

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5

NOTICE of receipt of Webster County School District's Report (tab)

Nov. 17, 2011

Nov. 17, 2011

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6

NOTICE of Receipt of Webster County School District's Report, March 2012 (tab)

April 11, 2012

April 11, 2012

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7

NOTICE of Receipt of Webster County School District Report to the Court (tab)

Oct. 10, 2012

Oct. 10, 2012

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8

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Holmes S. Adams on behalf of Choctaw County School District (Adams, Holmes)

Oct. 23, 2012

Oct. 23, 2012

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9

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by John Simeon Hooks on behalf of Choctaw County School District (Hooks, John)

Oct. 23, 2012

Oct. 23, 2012

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10

MOTION to Modify Desegreation Plan and to Grant Expedited Consideration of Motion by Choctaw County School District. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Consent Decree, # 2 Exhibit B - Map, # 3 Exhibit C - Opinion, # 4 Exhibit D - Student Totals by Race, # 5 Exhibit E - Projections) (Adams, Holmes)

Oct. 23, 2012

Oct. 23, 2012

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11

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Kathleen S. Devine on behalf of United States of America (Devine, Kathleen)

Nov. 2, 2012

Nov. 2, 2012

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12

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 10 MOTION to Modify Desegreation Plan and to Grant Expedited Consideration of Motion by United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit) (Devine, Kathleen)

Nov. 8, 2012

Nov. 8, 2012

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13

ORDER granting 12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply re 10 MOTION to Modify Desegreation Plan and to Grant Expedited Consideration of Motion Responses due by 11/26/2012. Signed by Glen H. Davidson on 11/13/12. (tab)

Nov. 13, 2012

Nov. 13, 2012

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14

MOTION to Appear by United States of America. (Daniel, Tamica)

Nov. 26, 2012

Nov. 26, 2012

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15

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time by United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1) (Daniel, Tamica)

Nov. 26, 2012

Nov. 26, 2012

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NOTICE OF CORRECTION re 14 MOTION to Appear - incorrect event used; document to be refiled as notice of appearance (jtm)

Nov. 26, 2012

Nov. 26, 2012

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16

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Tamica Hasina Daniel on behalf of United States of America (Daniel, Tamica)

Nov. 26, 2012

Nov. 26, 2012

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17

ORDER granting 15 Motion for Extension of Time. Signed by Glen H. Davidson on 11/29/12. (tab)

Nov. 29, 2012

Nov. 29, 2012

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18

NOTICE of Conference: Telephonic Status Conference set for 2/7/2013 10:00 AM before Senior Judge Glen H. Davidson. (rel)

Nov. 30, 2012

Nov. 30, 2012

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19

NOTICE OF CORRECTION re 18 Notice of Conference - date is 2013, not 2012. Corrected Notice attached. (rel)

Nov. 30, 2012

Nov. 30, 2012

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20

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Glen H. Davidson: Telephonic Status Conference held on 2/7/2013. (mhg)

Feb. 7, 2013

Feb. 7, 2013

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21

ORDER GRANTING ore tenus motion for extension of time to respond and for Hearing Date. Signed by Glen H. Davidson on 2/7/13. (tab)

Feb. 7, 2013

Feb. 7, 2013

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22

NOTICE of Hearing on Motion 10 MOTION to Modify Desegreation Plan and to Grant Expedited Consideration of Motion : Motion Hearing set for 3/20/2013 10:00 AM in Aberdeen Courtroom 2 before Glen H. Davidson. (mhg)

Feb. 8, 2013

Feb. 8, 2013

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23

RESPONSE in Opposition re 10 MOTION to Modify Desegreation Plan and to Grant Expedited Consideration of Motion filed by United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Expert Report, # 2 Supplement Expert Report, Table 1, # 3 Supplement Expert Report, Table 2, # 4 Supplement Expert Report, Table 3, # 5 Exhibit Choctaw Response to US Information Request, pp 370-377, # 6 Exhibit Choctaw Response to US Information Request, pp 340-345, # 7 Exhibit Choctaw County Justice Report Oct 2012, # 8 Exhibit Choctaw Response to US Information Request #11, # 9 Exhibit Choctaw Response to US Information Request #3, # 10 Exhibit The Legacy of the Lions) (Devine, Kathleen)

1 Exhibit Expert Report

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2 Supplement Expert Report, Table 1

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3 Supplement Expert Report, Table 2

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4 Supplement Expert Report, Table 3

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5 Exhibit Choctaw Response to US Information Request, pp 370-377

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7 Exhibit Choctaw County Justice Report Oct 2012

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8 Exhibit Choctaw Response to US Information Request #11

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9 Exhibit Choctaw Response to US Information Request #3

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10 Exhibit The Legacy of the Lions

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March 6, 2013

March 6, 2013

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24

MOTION to Seal by United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in support to seal one exhibit, # 2 Proposed Order) (Devine, Kathleen)

March 7, 2013

March 7, 2013

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25

ORDER granting 24 Motion to Seal. Signed by Glen H. Davidson on 3/11/13. (jtm)

March 11, 2013

March 11, 2013

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Minute Order. Proceedings held before Senior Judge Glen H. Davidson:Telephone Conference held on 3/14/2013. Hearing on Motion to Modify Desegregation Plan continued to Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 10:00 a.m. in Aberdeen. Witness and Exhibit lists to be exchanged between the parties on or before March 26, 2013. (No document attached) (rel)

March 14, 2013

March 14, 2013

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26

NOTICE of Hearing on Motion 10 MOTION to Modify Desegreation Plan and to Grant Expedited Consideration of Motion : Motion Hearing RESET for 4/2/2013 10:00 AM in Aberdeen Courtroom 2 before Senior Judge Glen H. Davidson. (rel)

March 14, 2013

March 14, 2013

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27

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Jonathan D. Newton on behalf of United States of America (Newton, Jonathan)

March 26, 2013

March 26, 2013

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28

Exhibit List by John Simeon Hooks on behalf of Choctaw County School District. (Hooks, John)

March 26, 2013

March 26, 2013

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29

Witness List by John Simeon Hooks on behalf of Choctaw County School District. (Hooks, John)

March 26, 2013

March 26, 2013

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30

Witness List by Kathleen S. Devine on behalf of United States of America. (Devine, Kathleen)

March 26, 2013

March 26, 2013

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31

Exhibit List for April 2, 2013 Hearing by Jonathan D. Newton on behalf of United States of America. (Newton, Jonathan)

March 26, 2013

March 26, 2013

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32

Exhibit List (corrected) by John Simeon Hooks on behalf of Choctaw County School District. (Hooks, John)

March 28, 2013

March 28, 2013

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33

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Senior Judge Glen H. Davidson: Motion Hearing held on 4/2/2013 re 10 MOTION to Modify Desegregation Plan and to Grant Expedited Consideration of Motion filed by Choctaw County School District. Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law due 4/8/13. (Court Reporter Susan Alford.) (rel) (Entered: 04/03/2013)

April 2, 2013

April 2, 2013

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34

Witness List. (rel)

April 3, 2013

April 3, 2013

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35

Exhibit List. (rel)

April 3, 2013

April 3, 2013

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36

NOTICE OF CORRECTION re 35 Exhibit List - CORRECTED EXHIBIT LIST ATTACHED. (rel) (Additional attachment(s) added on 8/9/2018: # 1 P1, # 2 P2, # 3 P3, # 4 P4, # 5 P5, # 6 P6, # 7 P7, # 8 P9, # 9 P11, # 10 P12, # 11 P13, # 12 D1, # 13 D2, # 14 D3, # 15 D4, # 16 D5, # 17 D6, # 18 D7, # 19 D8, # 20 D9, # 21 D10, # 22 D11, # 23 D12, # 24 D13, # 25 D14, # 26 D15) (jtm).

April 4, 2013

April 4, 2013

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37

Proposed Findings of Fact by John Simeon Hooks on behalf of Choctaw County School District. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Transcript Vol. I (Rough Draft), # 2 Exhibit 2 - Transcript Vol. II (Rough Draft), # 3 Exhibit 3 - Transcript Vol. III (Rough Draft)) (Hooks, John)

April 8, 2013

April 8, 2013

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38

Proposed Findings of Fact by Tamica Hasina Daniel on behalf of United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit) (Daniel, Tamica)

April 8, 2013

April 8, 2013

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39

ORDER granting in part and denying in part 10 Motion to Modify Desegregation Plan. Signed by Glen H. Davidson on 4/10/13. (jtm)

April 10, 2013

April 10, 2013

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40

MEMORANDUM OPINION re 39 Order on Motion to Modify Desegregation Plan. Signed by Glen H. Davidson on 4/10/13. (jtm)

April 10, 2013

April 10, 2013

RECAP
41

NOTICE of Receipt of Webster County School District Report, March, 2013. (tab) (Entered: 04/16/2013)

April 15, 2013

April 15, 2013

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42

NOTICE by John Simeon Hooks on behalf of Choctaw County School District of filing of Spring 2010 Report to Court (Hooks, John)

July 24, 2013

July 24, 2013

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43

NOTICE by John Simeon Hooks on behalf of Choctaw County School District of filing of Fall 2010 Report to Court (Hooks, John)

July 24, 2013

July 24, 2013

PACER
44

NOTICE by John Simeon Hooks on behalf of Choctaw County School District of filing of Spring 2011 Report to Court (Hooks, John)

July 24, 2013

July 24, 2013

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45

NOTICE by John Simeon Hooks on behalf of Choctaw County School District of filing of Fall 2011 Report to Court (Hooks, John)

July 24, 2013

July 24, 2013

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46

NOTICE by John Simeon Hooks on behalf of Choctaw County School District of filing of Spring 2012 Report to Court (Hooks, John)

July 24, 2013

July 24, 2013

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47

NOTICE by John Simeon Hooks on behalf of Choctaw County School District of filing of Fall 2012 Report to Court (Hooks, John)

July 24, 2013

July 24, 2013

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NOTICE of Receipt of Exhibits [2 Binders] from Motion Hearing held 4/2/13, placed on shelf, Clerk's Office Oxford (tab)

Aug. 21, 2013

Aug. 21, 2013

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48

NOTICE of filing of School Report, Webster County School District, October, 2013 (tab)

Oct. 28, 2013

Oct. 28, 2013

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49

NOTICE by John Simeon Hooks on behalf of Choctaw County School District of October 2013 Report to the Court (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Students enrolled by race in each classroom in each school in District) (Hooks, John)

Oct. 31, 2013

Oct. 31, 2013

PACER
50

NOTICE by John Simeon Hooks on behalf of Choctaw County School District of March 2014 Report to the Court (Hooks, John)

March 31, 2014

March 31, 2014

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51

NOTICE of Withdrawal of Attorney by Kathleen S. Devine on behalf of United States of America (Devine, Kathleen)

May 8, 2014

May 8, 2014

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52

NOTICE of filing of School Report, Webster County School District (tab) (Entered: 05/13/2014)

May 12, 2014

May 12, 2014

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53

NOTICE of filing school report, Webster County School District (tab)

Oct. 29, 2014

Oct. 29, 2014

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54

NOTICE by John Simeon Hooks on behalf of Choctaw County School District of Filing of October 2014 Report to the Court (Hooks, John)

Oct. 30, 2014

Oct. 30, 2014

PACER
55

NOTICE by John Simeon Hooks on behalf of Choctaw County School District March 2015 Report to the Court (Hooks, John)

March 27, 2015

March 27, 2015

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56

NOTICE of filing of School Report, Webster County School District (jtm)

April 20, 2015

April 20, 2015

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57

NOTICE by John Simeon Hooks on behalf of Choctaw County School District of filing of Spring 2013 Report to Court (Hooks, John)

Sept. 14, 2015

Sept. 14, 2015

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58

NOTICE by John Simeon Hooks on behalf of Choctaw County School District of Filing of October 2015 Report to the Court (Hooks, John)

Oct. 26, 2015

Oct. 26, 2015

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59

NOTICE of filing of School Report by Webster County School District (jtm) (Entered: 11/13/2015)

Nov. 12, 2015

Nov. 12, 2015

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60

NOTICE by John Simeon Hooks on behalf of Choctaw County School District of Filing of March 2016 Report to the Court (Hooks, John)

March 30, 2016

March 30, 2016

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61

NOTICE of filing of Report to the Court by Webster County School District (jtm)

April 28, 2016

April 28, 2016

PACER
62

MOTION for Declaration of Unitary Status by Choctaw County School District. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - 8/7/1970 Consent Decree, # 2 Exhibit 2 - 11/20/1989 Order, # 3 Exhibit 3 - Reports to the Court for 2013-14 through 2015-16 School Years) (Hooks, John)

1 Exhibit 1 - 8/7/1970 Consent Decree

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2 Exhibit 2 - 11/20/1989 Order

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3 Exhibit 3 - Reports to the Court for 2013-14 through 2015-16 School Years

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Oct. 11, 2016

Oct. 11, 2016

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63

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT re 62 MOTION for Declaration of Unitary Status . (Hooks, John)

Oct. 11, 2016

Oct. 11, 2016

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64

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Mark Dann on behalf of United States of America (Dann, Mark)

Oct. 21, 2016

Oct. 21, 2016

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65

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Amanda K. Dallo on behalf of United States of America (Dallo, Amanda)

Oct. 21, 2016

Oct. 21, 2016

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66

Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response and Proposed Pre-Hearing Scheduling Order by United States of America. (Dann, Mark)

Oct. 21, 2016

Oct. 21, 2016

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67

RESPONSE to Motion re 66 Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response and Proposed Pre-Hearing Scheduling Order filed by Choctaw County School District. (Hooks, John)

Oct. 24, 2016

Oct. 24, 2016

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68

ORDER granting 66 Motion for Extension of Time. Signed by Senior Judge Glen H. Davidson on 10/24/16. (tab)

Oct. 24, 2016

Oct. 24, 2016

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69

NOTICE by John Simeon Hooks on behalf of Choctaw County School District of October 2016 Report to the Court (Hooks, John)

Oct. 26, 2016

Oct. 26, 2016

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70

NOTICE by Mark Dann on behalf of United States of America re 68 Order on Motion for Extension of Time Proposed Scheduling Order (Dann, Mark)

Nov. 29, 2016

Nov. 29, 2016

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71

NOTICE by John Simeon Hooks on behalf of Choctaw County School District re 62 MOTION for Declaration of Unitary Status Proposed Scheduling Order (Hooks, John)

Nov. 29, 2016

Nov. 29, 2016

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72

PRE-HEARING SCHEDULING ORDER. Signed by Senior Judge Glen H. Davidson on 12/2/16. (tab)

Dec. 2, 2016

Dec. 2, 2016

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73

NOTICE by John Simeon Hooks on behalf of Choctaw County School District of Supplement to March 2014 Report to the Court (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Classroom Enrollment by School) (Hooks, John)

Jan. 4, 2017

Jan. 4, 2017

PACER
74

NOTICE by John Simeon Hooks on behalf of Choctaw County School District of Supplement to March 2015 Report to the Court (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Classroom Enrollment by School) (Hooks, John)

Jan. 4, 2017

Jan. 4, 2017

PACER
75

NOTICE by John Simeon Hooks on behalf of Choctaw County School District of Supplement to March 2016 Report to the Court (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Classroom Enrollment by School) (Hooks, John)

Jan. 4, 2017

Jan. 4, 2017

PACER
76

First MOTION to Extend CMO Deadlines and Schedule Status Conference by United States of America. (Dann, Mark)

Feb. 6, 2017

Feb. 6, 2017

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77

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT re 76 First MOTION to Extend CMO Deadlines and Schedule Status Conference . (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Emails to/from Dallo and Hooks (Dec 6-13, 2016), # 2 Exhibit Emails to/from Dallo and Hooks (Dec 26-27, 2016), # 3 Exhibit Letter from Dann and Dallo to Hooks (Jan 13, 2017)) (Dann, Mark)

Feb. 6, 2017

Feb. 6, 2017

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RESPONSE in Opposition re 76 First MOTION to Extend CMO Deadlines and Schedule Status Conference filed by Choctaw County School District. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - 11.1989 Order, # 2 Exhibit 2 - 12.28.2016 Letter to DOJ, # 3 Exhibit 3 - 1.5-1.6.2017 Emails to DOJ, # 4 Exhibit 4 - 1.31.2017 Letter to DOJ, # 5 Exhibit 5 - 12.12-13.2016 Emails with DOJ, # 6 Exhibit 6 - 12.27.2016 Email to DOJ) (Hooks, John)

Feb. 20, 2017

Feb. 20, 2017

PACER
79

NOTICE of Conference: Telephonic Status Conference set for 3/1/2017 02:30 PM before Senior Judge Glen H. Davidson. (rel)

Feb. 23, 2017

Feb. 23, 2017

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82

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Senior Judge Glen H. Davidson: Telephone Conference held on 3/1/2017 concerning Motion for Enlargement of Time and Discovery Issues. Order to follow. (rel) (Entered: 03/02/2017)

March 1, 2017

March 1, 2017

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80

MODIFIED PRE-HEARING SCHEDULING ORDER. Signed by Senior Judge Glen H. Davidson on 3/1/17. (jtm)

March 2, 2017

March 2, 2017

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81

ORDER REFERRING DISCOVERY MATTERS TO UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE re 62 MOTION for Declaration of Unitary Status filed by Choctaw County School District. Signed by Senior Judge Glen H. Davidson on 3/1/17. (jtm)

March 2, 2017

March 2, 2017

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Case Assigned for discovery matters to Magistrate Judge David A. Sanders. (jtm)

March 2, 2017

March 2, 2017

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83

NOTICE OF SERVICE of First Interrogatories, Requests for Production of Documents, and Requests for Admission by John Simeon Hooks on behalf of Choctaw County School District to United States of America. (Hooks, John)

March 23, 2017

March 23, 2017

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84

NOTICE OF SERVICE of First Interrogatories, Requests for Production of Documents, and Requests for Admission by Mark Dann on behalf of United States of America to Defendant Choctaw County School District. (Dann, Mark)

March 23, 2017

March 23, 2017

PACER
85

NOTICE by John Simeon Hooks on behalf of Choctaw County School District of March 2017 Report to the Court (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Classroom Assignment) (Hooks, John)

April 3, 2017

April 3, 2017

PACER
86

NOTICE of Webster County School District's Report to the Court (jtm) (Entered: 05/01/2017)

April 28, 2017

April 28, 2017

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87

Joint MOTION to Stay Modified Pre-Hearing Scheduling Order by United States of America. (Dallo, Amanda)

May 16, 2017

May 16, 2017

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88

ORDER granting 87 Motion to Stay Modified Pre-Hearing Scheduling Order. Signed by Senior Judge Glen H. Davidson on 5/17/17. (jtm)

May 17, 2017

May 17, 2017

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89

Joint MOTION to Stay Modified Pre-Hearing Scheduling Order by United States of America. (Dallo, Amanda)

July 14, 2017

July 14, 2017

PACER
90

ORDER granting 89 Motion to Stay. Parties must either inform the court of settlement or request a lifting of the stay on or before Sept. 15, 2017. Signed by Senior Judge Glen H. Davidson on 7/19/17. (cr)

July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017

PACER
91

Joint MOTION to Stay re 80 Order on Motion to Extend CMO Deadlines by United States of America. (Dann, Mark)

Sept. 7, 2017

Sept. 7, 2017

PACER
92

ORDER granting 91 Motion to Stay Modified Pre-Hearing Scheduling Order; denying without prejudice to refiling 62 Motion for Declaration of Unitary Status;. Signed by Senior Judge Glen H. Davidson on 9/7/17. (jtm)

Sept. 7, 2017

Sept. 7, 2017

PACER
93

NOTICE by John Simeon Hooks on behalf of Choctaw County School District of October, 2017 Report to the Court (Hooks, John)

Oct. 31, 2017

Oct. 31, 2017

PACER
94

NOTICE filing report to the Court, October, 2017 (tab)

Nov. 20, 2017

Nov. 20, 2017

PACER
95

NOTICE by John Simeon Hooks on behalf of Choctaw County School District of March 2018 Report to the Court (Hooks, John)

March 29, 2018

March 29, 2018

PACER
96

NOTICE of Webster County School District's March 2018 Report to the Court (jtm) (Entered: 04/10/2018)

April 9, 2018

April 9, 2018

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Mississippi

Case Type(s):

School Desegregation

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 9, 1970

Closing Date: Oct. 28, 2019

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Plaintiffs are the United States of America and a black principal, who intervened in the case in the 1980s.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-DOJ federal government plaintiff

Private Plaintiff

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

Choctaw County School District (Ackerman, Choctaw), School District

Defendant Type(s):

Elementary/Secondary School

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

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

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: $40,508.91

Order Duration: 1970 - 2019

Content of Injunction:

Busing

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Discrimination Prohibition

Student assignment

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Education

Language access/needs

Racial segregation

School/University Facilities

School/University policies

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Transportation

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

Type of Facility:

Government-run