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Case: Smith vs. Concordia Parish School Board

3:65-cv-11577 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana

Filed Date: Nov. 30, 1965

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

On November 30, 1965, the plaintiffs brought this class action school desegregation suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. The plaintiffs, African-American schoolchildren by and through their parents, sued the defendant Concordia Parish School Board to enjoin the operation of a segregated school system. In 1966, the United States intervened as a plaintiff. Like other cases in the Western District of Louisiana, the district court (Judge Ben Dawkins) was initially …

On November 30, 1965, the plaintiffs brought this class action school desegregation suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. The plaintiffs, African-American schoolchildren by and through their parents, sued the defendant Concordia Parish School Board to enjoin the operation of a segregated school system. In 1966, the United States intervened as a plaintiff.

Like other cases in the Western District of Louisiana, the district court (Judge Ben Dawkins) was initially amenable to the Parish's freedom-of-choice plan. And the Fifth Circuit at first approved the use of freedom of choice plans in United States v. Jefferson. 372 F.2d 836 (5th Cir. Dec. 29, 1966). Even in the wake of Green v. County School Board of New Kent County, 391 U.S. 430 (1968), in which the Supreme Court expressed frustration at the inadequacy of freedom of choice plans, the Western District continued to accept them as a viable option. See Adams v. Matthews, 401 F.2d 181 (5th Cir. Aug. 20, 1968); Conley v. Lake Charles School Board, 293 F.Supp. 84, 87 (W.D. La. Nov. 14, 1968) (including Concordia Parish). Ultimately, however, in Hall v. St. Helena Parish, a consolidated appeal of cases from across Circuit, the Fifth Circuit ordered the district courts to reverse course and solicit alternative plans from the various defendant school boards. 417 F.2d 801 (5th Cir. May 28, 1969) (including Concordia Parish).

After the Fifth Circuit's decision in Hall, the district court approved a new plan from the Board -- only to have it again struck down by the Fifth Circuit on December 5, 1969. And so the process continued, with the district court finally adopting a plan submitted by the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare, subject to further wrangling and modifications by the parties. A plan was eventually adopted on February 1, 1970. Of note here is that the Board had also proposed sex segregation as part of its plan -- which the district court found to be racially motivated and thus unacceptable as part of the plan. (See ECF #82, Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law).

In the early 1970s, there was quite a bit of litigation over the Board's hiring practices, including the criteria it used to hire and fire faculty, and a decision to fire twenty black educators and hire twenty-five white ones prior to the start of the 1970-71 school year.

Through the 1980s and into the early 2000s, the litigation died down, with the Parish filing its annual progress reports. There was more activity in the early 2010s, with the addition of a charter school in the district in 2012. The school district sought court-ordered safeguards to ensure the charter school complied with existing compliance measures and would not interfere with progress in the rest of the district. The school district continued to submit regular status reports, with the addition of separate status reports for the charter school. Litigation between the district and the charter school continued through 2018 regarding enrollment policies the charter school would employ. The parties jointly settled on a policy on July 19, 2018.

The case was reassigned to Chief Judge Drell on February 11, 2013.

As of April 2020, this case is still on-going.

Available Opinions

Smith v. Concordia Parish School Board, 445 F.2d 285 (5th Cir. June 15, 1971) (consolidated)

Smith v. Concordia Parish School Board, 331 F.Supp. 330 (W.D. La. Aug. 18, 1971)

Smith v. Concordia Parish School Board, 1972 WL 11593, No. 11577 (W.D. La. Sept. 1, 1972)

Smith v. Concordia Parish School Board, 493 F.2d 8 (5th Cir. Apr. 24, 1974)

Smith v. Concordia Parish School Board, 387 F.Supp. 887 (W.D. La. Jan. 14, 1975)

Smith v. Concordia Parish School Board, 393 F.Supp. 1101 (W.D. La. May 15, 1975)

Smith v. Concordia Parish School Board, 2013 WL 12140135, Civ. A. No. 65-11577 (W.D. La. Jan. 4, 2013)

Smith v. Concordia Parish School Board, 2015 WL 12778433 (W.D. La. Jan. 20, 2015)

Summary Authors

Greg Margolis (2/26/2017)

Alex Moody (4/15/2020)

Related Cases

Hall and United States of America v. St. Helena Parish School Board, Middle District of Louisiana (1952)

Conley v. Lake Charles School Board, Calcasieu Parish School Board, Western District of Louisiana (1964)

Related School Desegregation Cases in the Western District of Louisiana, Western District of Louisiana (1964)

People


Judge(s)

Dawkins, Benjamin Cornwell Jr. (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bronstein, Alvin J. (Mississippi)

Cohen, Frances S. (Massachusetts)

Collins, Robert Frederick (Louisiana)

David, Harris (Louisiana)

Johnson, Jadine (Alabama)

Maranzano, Jennifer L. (District of Columbia)

Rachlin, Carl (New York)

Sobol, Richard B. (Louisiana)

Vincent, Katherine (Louisiana)

Judge(s)

Dawkins, Benjamin Cornwell Jr. (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bronstein, Alvin J. (Mississippi)

Cohen, Frances S. (Massachusetts)

Collins, Robert Frederick (Louisiana)

David, Harris (Louisiana)

Johnson, Jadine (Alabama)

Maranzano, Jennifer L. (District of Columbia)

Rachlin, Carl (New York)

Sobol, Richard B. (Louisiana)

Vincent, Katherine (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Barry, Denis A. (Louisiana)

Magee, Norman (Louisiana)

Wood, Christie C (Louisiana)

Other Attorney(s)

Cage, Joseph S. Jr. (Louisiana)

Daniel, Tamica (District of Columbia)

Eiland, James A. Jr. (Louisiana)

Hoffmann, Franklin A. (Louisiana)

Marshall, Franz (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:65-cv-11577

Docket

Smith v. Concordia Parish School Board

June 15, 2006

June 15, 2006

Docket

3:65-cv-11577

Docket

Smith v. School Board of Concordia Parish

March 3, 2017

March 3, 2017

Docket
64

3:65-cv-11577

DELTA CHARTER GROUP’S SECOND STATUS REPORT

US v. Concordia Parish School Board

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana

July 12, 2013

July 12, 2013

Monitor/Expert/Receiver Report
81

11-00577

Order

Smith v. Concordia Parish School Board

Jan. 20, 2015

Jan. 20, 2015

Order/Opinion
82

11-00577

Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law

Smith v. Concordia Parish School Board

Jan. 20, 2015

Jan. 20, 2015

Order/Opinion

Docket

Last updated Nov. 26, 2022, 3:25 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

PAPER DOCKET SHEET of filings through 6/15/2006. (crt,Yocum, M) (Entered: 07/28/2006)

July 28, 2006

July 28, 2006

2

MOTION for Leave to Intervene and for Relief by Huntington School Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support; # 2 Exhibits; # 3 Proposed Order)(crt,Alexander, E) Modified on 3/8/2007 to remove deficient status. See 4 &5 Corrective Documents(Whidden, C). (Entered: 02/21/2007)

Feb. 21, 2007

Feb. 21, 2007

3

NOTICE of Deficiency to William M Street on behalf of Huntington School Inc regarding 2 DEFICIENT? MOTION to Intervene. Reason: (1) You do not indicate whether opposing counsel consent to the granting of this ex parte motion; (2) A motion for leave to file must be accompanied by the proposed pleading. (crt,Alexander, E) (Entered: 02/21/2007)

Feb. 21, 2007

Feb. 21, 2007

4

CORRECTIVE DOCUMENT entitled Certificate of Attempt to Obtain Consent filed by Huntington School Inc regarding 2 MOTION to Intervene. (crt,Whidden, C) (Entered: 03/08/2007)

March 8, 2007

March 8, 2007

5

CORRECTIVE DOCUMENT entitled Response to Original Complaint and Petition of Intervention filed by Huntington School Inc regarding 2 MOTION to Intervene. (crt,Whidden, C) (Entered: 03/08/2007)

March 8, 2007

March 8, 2007

6

EXHIBIT (Copy of Notice of Deficient Document) re 5 Corrective Document by Huntington School Inc. (Due to a clerical error, this document was not attached to the corrective document when it was entered into CM/ECF.) (crt,Whidden, C) (Entered: 03/08/2007)

March 8, 2007

March 8, 2007

7

NOTICE of Motion Setting without oral argument regarding 2 MOTION to Intervene. Motion day set for 4/13/2007 before Honorable Dee D Drell. (crt,Whidden, C) (Entered: 03/08/2007)

March 8, 2007

March 8, 2007

8

SUPPLEMENTAL CERTIFICATE re 2 MOTION to Intervene by William M Street on behalf of Huntington School Inc, indicating Consent. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits)(crt,Alexander, E) (Entered: 04/10/2007)

April 9, 2007

April 9, 2007

9

ORDER granting 2 MOTION for Leave to Intervene and for Relief. Signed by Judge Dee D Drell on 08/01/07. (crt,Williams, L) (Entered: 08/02/2007)

Aug. 1, 2007

Aug. 1, 2007

10

ANSWER to Complaint by Huntington School Inc.(crt,Williams, L) (Entered: 08/02/2007)

Aug. 1, 2007

Aug. 1, 2007

INTERVENOR COMPLAINT against Concordia Parish School Board, filed by Huntington School Inc (FILED JOINTLY with 10 Answer to Complaint).(crt,Williams, L) (Entered: 08/02/2007)

Aug. 1, 2007

Aug. 1, 2007

Set Hearings: Evidentiary Hearing set for 8/24/2007 09:30 AM before Honorable Dee D Drell. (crt,Williams, L) (Entered: 08/02/2007)

Aug. 1, 2007

Aug. 1, 2007

11

MOTION to Continue evidentiary hearing with consent from Concordia Parish School Board and the U S Dept of Justice by Huntington School Inc. Other parties having an interest to oppose the motion have not consented to the motion. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Consent; # 2 Text of proposed order)(crt,Yocum, M) (Entered: 08/13/2007)

Aug. 13, 2007

Aug. 13, 2007

12

ORDER granting 11 Motion to Continue Evidentiary Hearing. Signed by Judge Dee D Drell on 08/14/07. (crt,Alexander, E) (Entered: 08/15/2007)

Aug. 14, 2007

Aug. 14, 2007

Reset Hearings: Evidentiary Hearing set for 9/27/2007 09:30 AM before Honorable Dee D Drell. (crt,Alexander, E) (Entered: 08/15/2007)

Aug. 14, 2007

Aug. 14, 2007

14

EXHIBIT LIST from evidentiary hearing held on 09/27/07. (crt,Harrison, U) (Entered: 09/27/2007)

Sept. 27, 2007

Sept. 27, 2007

15

ORDER re: Intervenor Complaint filed by Huntington School Inc. ORDERED that Huntington School Inc be allowed to intervene and that this Court's 8/27/70 injunction issued in the captioned matter be modified in accordance with Brumfield v Dodd permitting Huntington School to be certified eligible to receive assistance from the State of LA through the Concordia Parish School Board. This order assumes and requires continued compliance with the dictates of Brumfield and the racial certification requirements of the State Dept of Education/LA BD of Elementary and Secondary Education. Signed by Judge Dee D Drell on 09/27/07. (crt,Leleux, M) (Entered: 09/28/2007)

Sept. 27, 2007

Sept. 27, 2007

16

AMENDED MINUTES for proceedings held before Judge Dee D Drell on the merits of the Intervention on 9/27/2007. (Court Reporter: Myra Primeaux) (crt,Harrison, U) (Entered: 11/30/2007)

Sept. 27, 2007

Sept. 27, 2007

17

LETTER dated 10/8/2008 from Clerk of Court to William M Street advising that exhibits are eligible for destruction. (crt,Alexander, E) (Entered: 10/10/2008)

Oct. 8, 2008

Oct. 8, 2008

18

CERTIFICATE of Clerk to Destroy Exhibits admitted during Evidentiary Hearing held on 09/27/07. (crt,Harrison, U) (Entered: 11/14/2008)

Nov. 14, 2008

Nov. 14, 2008

19

REQUEST from Attorney Bradley L Drell for copies from paper docket sheet. Clerk mailed same on 7/1/12. (crt,Harris, C) Modified on 7/2/2012 (Harris, C). (Entered: 07/02/2012)

June 29, 2012

June 29, 2012

20

MOTION to Alter Judgment for Authorization to Convert Ridgecrest School into Magnet School for Math, Science, and Technology by School Board of Concordia Parish. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum / Brief, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Text of proposed order)(aty,Hammonds, Robert) (Entered: 07/17/2012)

July 17, 2012

July 17, 2012

21

ORDER granting 20 Motion to Alter Judgment. IT IS ORDERED that said Motion, be and it is hereby, GRANTED, and defendant Concordia Parish School Board is authorized to establish a math, science, and technology magnet program at the site of the current Ridgecrest School beginning with 2012−13 school year and to reassign the students of the former Ridgecrest School to the appropriate grade level schools in Ferriday. Signed by Judge Dee D Drell on 7/19/2012. (crt,Kennedy, T) (Entered: 07/20/2012)

July 19, 2012

July 19, 2012

22

MOTION to Intervene with consent sought but not yet obtained with Certificate of Service by Delta Charter Group, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed order, # 2 Proposed pleading Motion to Operate Charter School, # 3 Proposed pleading Exhibits to Motion to Operate Charter School, # 4 Proposed pleading Proposed Order for Motion to Operate Charter School, # 5 Proposed pleading Memorandum in Support of Proposed Motion to Operate Charter School)(aty,Drell, Bradley) (Entered: 09/07/2012)

Sept. 7, 2012

Sept. 7, 2012

23

CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by Delta Charter Group, Inc.. (aty,Drell, Bradley) Modified to reflect document as deficient on 9/10/2012. (Kennedy, T) Modified to remove deficiency status on 9/12/2012. See document 26 Corrective Document. (Kennedy, T) (Entered: 09/07/2012)

Sept. 7, 2012

Sept. 7, 2012

24

NOTICE of Motion Setting regarding 22 MOTION to Intervene with consent sought but not yet obtained with Certificate of Service . Motions referred to James D Kirk. (crt,Kennedy, T) (Entered: 09/10/2012)

Sept. 10, 2012

Sept. 10, 2012

25

NOTICE of Deficiency to Bradley L Drell on behalf of Delta Charter Group Inc regarding 23 Corporate Disclosure Statement. Reason: This document is not accompanied by a certificate of service as required by Fed.R.Civ.P. 5(d). (crt,Kennedy, T) (Entered: 09/10/2012)

Sept. 10, 2012

Sept. 10, 2012

27

ORDER OF RECUSAL. Referred to Chief Judge for reassignment. Signed by Judge Dee D Drell on 9/11/12. (crt,Kennedy, T) (Entered: 09/13/2012)

Sept. 11, 2012

Sept. 11, 2012

28

MINUTE ENTRY REASSIGNING CASE. Case reassigned to Chief Judge Robert G James. Judge Dee D Drell no longer assigned to case. Issued by Tony R Moore, Clerk, on 9/14/2012. (crt,Williams, L) (Entered: 09/14/2012)

Sept. 14, 2012

Sept. 14, 2012

29

MINUTE ENTRY: re 22 MOTION to Intervene with consent sought but not yet obtained with Certificate of Service filed by Delta Charter Group Inc. This motion is now set before the undersigned. The deadlines set forth in the Court's Notice of Motion Setting 24 remain the same. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 9/17/12. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 09/17/2012)

Sept. 17, 2012

Sept. 17, 2012

Motions Transferred regarding 22 MOTION to Intervene with consent sought but not yet obtained with Certificate of Service . Motions referred to Robert G James. (crt,Kennedy, T) (Entered: 10/01/2012)

Sept. 17, 2012

Sept. 17, 2012

30

PROPOSED EXHIBIT entitled Exhibits A−C filed by Delta Charter Group Inc regarding 22 MOTION to Intervene with consent sought but not yet obtained with Certificate of Service . (aty,Wood, Christie) Modified text to more accurately identify the pleading submitted and to reflect document as deficient on 10/2/2012. (Kennedy, T) Modified to remove deficiency status and reflect document as proposed on 10/3/2012. See document 38 Motion. (Kennedy, T) (Entered: 09/18/2012)

Sept. 18, 2012

Sept. 18, 2012

31

MINUTE ENTRY: re 22 MOTION to Intervene with consent sought but not yet obtained with Certificate of Service filed by Delta Charter Group Inc, The deadline for filing of a response to the Motion is hereby extended to 10/1/2012. Any reply should be filed no later than 10/8/2012. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 9/24/12. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 09/24/2012)

Sept. 24, 2012

Sept. 24, 2012

32

RESPONSE to Motion re 22 MOTION to Intervene with consent sought but not yet obtained with Certificate of Service filed by School Board of Concordia Parish. (aty,Hammonds, Robert) (Entered: 09/26/2012)

Sept. 26, 2012

Sept. 26, 2012

33

RESPONSE to Motion re 22 MOTION to Intervene with consent sought but not yet obtained with Certificate of Service filed by USA. (aty,Vincent, Katherine) (Entered: 10/01/2012)

Oct. 1, 2012

Oct. 1, 2012

34

PROPOSED MEMORANDUM in Opposition re Proposed Motion to Operate Charter School attached to 22 MOTION to Intervene filed by USA. (aty,Vincent, Katherine) Modified docket entry relationship and text to more accurately name pleading submitted on 10/4/2012 (Yocum, M). (Entered: 10/01/2012)

Oct. 1, 2012

Oct. 1, 2012

35

PROPOSED EXHIBIT entitled Exhibit C to Motion for Authorization to Operate a Charter School filed by Delta Charter Group Inc regarding 22 MOTION to Intervene with consent sought but not yet obtained with Certificate of Service , 30 Corrective Document . (aty,Wood, Christie) Modified to reflect document as deficient on 10/2/2012. (Kennedy, T) Modified to remove deficiency status and reflect document as deficient on 10/3/2012. See document 38 Motion. (Kennedy, T) (Entered: 10/02/2012)

Oct. 2, 2012

Oct. 2, 2012

36

NOTICE of Deficiency to Christie Clark Wood on behalf of Delta Charter Group Inc regarding 30 Corrective Document,. Reason: Leave of court is required for the filing of this supplemental pleading. Please refer to Fed.R.Civ.P. 15(d) regarding supplemental pleadings for additional information. (crt,Kennedy, T) (Entered: 10/02/2012)

Oct. 2, 2012

Oct. 2, 2012

37

NOTICE of Deficiency to Christie Clark Wood on behalf of Delta Charter Group Inc regarding 35 Corrective Document,. Reason: Leave of court is required for the filing of this supplemental pleading. Please refer to Fed.R.Civ.P. 15(d) regarding supplemental pleadings for additional information. (crt,Kennedy, T) (Entered: 10/02/2012)

Oct. 2, 2012

Oct. 2, 2012

39

ORDER granting 22 Motion to Intervene. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Delta Charter Group's Motion for Authorization to Operate a Charter School be filed in the record of this matter and a notice of motion setting issue with the appropriate briefing deadlines. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 10/04/12. (crt,Yocum, M) (Entered: 10/04/2012)

Oct. 4, 2012

Oct. 4, 2012

40

ORDER granting 38 Motion for Leave to File Amended Exhibits. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 10/04/12. (crt,Yocum, M) (Entered: 10/04/2012)

Oct. 4, 2012

Oct. 4, 2012

41

MOTION for Authorization to Operate Charter School by Delta Charter Group Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum / Brief, # 2 Exhibits A − C, # 3 Text of proposed order)(crt,Yocum, M) (Entered: 10/04/2012)

Oct. 4, 2012

Oct. 4, 2012

42

NOTICE of Motion Setting regarding 41 MOTION for Authorization to Operate Charter School. Motions referred to Robert G James. (crt,Yocum, M) (Entered: 10/04/2012)

Oct. 4, 2012

Oct. 4, 2012

43

RESPONSE to 41 MOTION for Authorization to Operate Charter School filed by USA. (crt,Yocum, M) (Entered: 10/04/2012)

Oct. 4, 2012

Oct. 4, 2012

44

MINUTE ENTRY/ORDER Setting 41 MOTION for Authorization to Operate Charter School : Motion hearing set for 11/9/2012 at 09:00 AM in Monroe, 2nd floor before Chief Judge Robert G James. Witness List to be exchanged between parties no later than 10/30/2012. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 10/05/12. (crt,YocumSld, M) (Entered: 10/05/2012)

Oct. 5, 2012

Oct. 5, 2012

45

DEFICIENT MOTION to Continue Hearing on Motion to Intervene with consent sought but not yet obtained by School Board of Concordia Parish. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed order)(aty,Hammonds, Robert) Modified to reflect document as deficient on 10/15/2012. (Kennedy, T) Modified to remove "?" from docket text on 10/15/2012. Document resubmitted in its entirety as document 47 Motion. (Kennedy, T) (Entered: 10/15/2012)

Oct. 15, 2012

Oct. 15, 2012

46

NOTICE of Deficiency to Robert L Hammonds on behalf of School Board of Concordia Parish regarding 45 MOTION to Continue Hearing on Motion to Intervene with consent sought but not yet obtained. Reason: You do not indicate whether opposing counsel consent to the granting of this ex parte motion. Please refer to LR7.4.1, 7.6, or 7.9 for specific instructions regarding statements of consent. (crt,Kennedy, T) (Entered: 10/15/2012)

Oct. 15, 2012

Oct. 15, 2012

47

Unopposed MOTION to Continue Hearing on Motion to Intervene with consent by School Board of Concordia Parish. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate re Consent, # 2 Proposed order)(aty,Hammonds, Robert) (Entered: 10/15/2012)

Oct. 15, 2012

Oct. 15, 2012

48

ORDER granting 47 Motion to Continue. Motion hearing set for November 9, 2012, is CONTINUED. The hearing will be re−set at a Telephone Scheduling Conference set for 11/1/2012 at 1:30 PM before Chief Judge Robert G James. Counsel for the School Board shall initiate the call and contact Chambers at 318−322−6230 when all counsel are present. Alternatively, counsel for the School board may arrange a conference call and provide the call−in information to Chambers and counsel. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 10/17/12. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 10/18/2012)

Oct. 18, 2012

Oct. 18, 2012

49

MINUTES for proceedings held before Judge Robert G James: TELEPHONE SCHEDULING CONFERENCE held on 11/1/2012. Tameka Daniels orally moved for enrollment in the case, and the Court granted her motion. She is enrolled as counsel, along with Mr. Marshall. After discussion with counsel, the Court set a hearing on Delta's 41 MOTION for Authorization to Operate Charter School : Motion day set for 1/4/2013 at 9:00 AM in Monroe, 2nd floor before Judge Robert G James. The parties agreed that any interrogatories would be propounded within fourteen (14) days of today's date. The parties otherwise agreed to address discovery issues themselves. Any memorandum in opposition to Delta's motion must be filed no later than 11/8/2012. Any reply by Delta must be filed by 11/26/2012. To ensure that the case is on schedule, the Court set another Telephone Status Conference for 12/3/2012 at 3:00 PM before Judge Robert G James. Counsel for the School Board will initiate the call and notify Chambers at 318−322−6230 when all counsel are present. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 11/02/2012)

Nov. 1, 2012

Nov. 1, 2012

52

ORAL MOTION for Tamica Daniel to Enroll as Counsel by USA. (crt,DickersonSld, D) Modified on 11/6/2012 to state correct filing date (DickersonSld, D). (Entered: 11/06/2012)

Nov. 1, 2012

Nov. 1, 2012

53

ELECTRONIC ORAL ORDER granting 52 Motion to Enroll Tamica Daniel as Counsel, along with Franz Marshall. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 11/1/12. (crt,DickersonSld, D) Modified on 11/6/2012 to correct filing date of this order (DickersonSld, D). (Entered: 11/06/2012)

Nov. 1, 2012

Nov. 1, 2012

50

RESPONSE to Motion re 41 MOTION for Authorization to Operate Charter School filed by School Board of Concordia Parish. (aty,Hammonds, Robert) (Entered: 11/05/2012)

Nov. 5, 2012

Nov. 5, 2012

51

MOTION for Pamela Wescovich Dill and Eric Barrilleaux to Enroll as Counsel by School Board of Concordia Parish. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed order)(aty,Hammonds, Robert) (Entered: 11/05/2012)

Nov. 5, 2012

Nov. 5, 2012

54

ORDER granting 51 Motion to Enroll as Counsel. Added as counsel Pamela Wescovich Dill,Eric Michael Barrilleaux for School Board of Concordia Parish. Signed by Magistrate Judge James D Kirk on 11/6/12. (crt,Kennedy, T) (Entered: 11/07/2012)

Nov. 6, 2012

Nov. 6, 2012

Motions Transferred regarding 51 MOTION for Pamela Wescovich Dill and Eric Barrilleaux to Enroll as Counsel . Motions referred to James D Kirk. (crt,Kennedy, T) (Entered: 11/06/2012)

Nov. 6, 2012

Nov. 6, 2012

55

MINUTES for proceedings held before Judge Robert G James: TELEPHONE STATUS (Scheduling) CONFERENCE held on 12/3/201. In light of the information regarding the Motion for Authorization 41 , the Court finds that the parties are currently on track to proceed with the hearing on January 4, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., if necessary. The Court ORDERED that the parties file memoranda no later than December 28, 2012, identifying all issues that have been resolved and all issues that remain for hearing. If the parties reach agreement on the issues or have any other problems which arise, they should contact Kayla May in Chambers at (318)322−6230. ( Compliance Deadline set for 12/28/2012). (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 12/03/2012)

Dec. 3, 2012

Dec. 3, 2012

56

PRETRIAL Memorandum Identifying Issues to be Tried by Delta Charter Group Inc. (aty,Wood, Christie) (Entered: 12/28/2012)

Dec. 28, 2012

Dec. 28, 2012

57

MINUTES for proceedings held before Judge Robert G James: STATUS CONFERENCE held on 1/2/2013. Counsel will contat Chambers on 1/3/13 re: January 4, 2013 hearing. (crt,Crawford, A) (Entered: 01/03/2013)

Jan. 2, 2013

Jan. 2, 2013

58

PROPOSED ORDER/JUDGMENT by Delta Charter Group Inc. (aty,Drell, Bradley) (Entered: 01/03/2013)

Jan. 3, 2013

Jan. 3, 2013

59

MINUTE ENTRY cancelling the motion hearing set for January 4, 2013. The parties shall submit a joint proposed order to the Court. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 1/3/13. (crt,Crawford, A) (Entered: 01/03/2013)

Jan. 3, 2013

Jan. 3, 2013

60

CONSENT ORDER enjoining the parties from failing to implement in good faith the commitments set out in the attached order. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 1/4/13. (crt,Crawford, A) (Entered: 01/04/2013)

Jan. 4, 2013

Jan. 4, 2013

61

MINUTE ENTRY REASSIGNING CASE. Considering that the collateral issue has been resolved this case is reassigned to Chief Judge Dee D Drell. Judge Robert G James no longer assigned to case. Issued by Tony R Moore, Clerk, on 2/22/2013. (crt,Williams, L) (Entered: 02/22/2013)

Feb. 22, 2013

Feb. 22, 2013

62

STATUS REPORT by Delta Charter Group Inc. (aty,Wood, Christie) (Entered: 04/01/2013)

April 1, 2013

April 1, 2013

Motions Transferred regarding 63 MOTION to Substitute Attorney Christie C. Wood in place of Bradley L. Drell with consent. Motions referred to James D Kirk. (crt,Kennedy, T) (Entered: 07/10/2013)

July 10, 2013

July 10, 2013

64

Second STATUS REPORT by Delta Charter Group Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Master List of Enrollment)(aty,Wood, Christie) (Entered: 07/12/2013)

July 12, 2013

July 12, 2013

65

ORDER granting 63 Motion to Substitute Attorney. Attorney Bradley L Drell terminated. Signed by Magistrate Judge James D Kirk on 7/15/13. (crt,Kennedy, T) (Entered: 07/16/2013)

July 15, 2013

July 15, 2013

66

MOTION to Withdraw Tamica H. Daniel as Attorney by USA. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed order)(aty,Daniel, Tamica) (Entered: 07/24/2013)

July 24, 2013

July 24, 2013

Motions Transferred regarding 66 MOTION to Withdraw Tamica H. Daniel as Attorney . Motions referred to James D Kirk. (crt,Kennedy, T) (Entered: 07/25/2013)

July 24, 2013

July 24, 2013

67

ORDER granting 66 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Tamica H Daniel terminated. Signed by Magistrate Judge James D Kirk on 7/26/13. (crt,Kennedy, T) (Entered: 07/29/2013)

July 26, 2013

July 26, 2013

68

MOTION for Further Relief (Desegregation) by School Board of Concordia Parish. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support)(aty,Hammonds, Robert) (Entered: 06/06/2014)

June 6, 2014

June 6, 2014

69

NOTICE of Motion Setting without oral argument regarding 68 MOTION for Further Relief (Desegregation) . Motion day set for 7/18/2014 before Chief Judge Dee D Drell. (crt,Kennedy, T) (Entered: 06/10/2014)

June 10, 2014

June 10, 2014

70

MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 68 MOTION for Further Relief (Desegregation) filed by Delta Charter Group Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration of Craig Jackson)(aty,Wood, Christie) (Entered: 07/01/2014)

July 1, 2014

July 1, 2014

71

2014−15 STATUS REPORT by Delta Charter Group Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit TO BE FILED UNDER SEAL, # 2 Exhibit Newly Enrolled Applicants by Race)(aty,Wood, Christie) (Entered: 07/15/2014)

July 15, 2014

July 15, 2014

72

SEALED DOCUMENT: Exhibit A− Delta Charter Group Status Report by Delta Charter Group Inc. (aty,Wood, Christie) (Entered: 07/15/2014)

July 15, 2014

July 15, 2014

73

MOTION to Seal Document 72 Sealed Document by Delta Charter Group Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed order)(aty,Wood, Christie) (Entered: 07/15/2014)

July 15, 2014

July 15, 2014

74

ORDER granting 73 Motion to Seal Document 72 Sealed Document. Signed by Chief Judge Dee D Drell on 7/17/14. (crt,Kennedy, T) (Entered: 07/18/2014)

July 17, 2014

July 17, 2014

75

MINUTE ENTRY: An in−person status conference with all parties is set to begin at 2:00 P.M. on 1/15/2015 in Alexandria before Chief Judge Dee D Drell. Signed by Chief Judge Dee D Drell on 12/11/14. (crt,Bunting, M) (Entered: 12/11/2014)

Dec. 11, 2014

Dec. 11, 2014

76

MOTION to Enroll Jennifer Lynn Maranzano as Counsel on behalf of USA (Attorney Jennifer Lynn Maranzano added to party USA(pty:intvp)) (Attachments: # 1 Proposed order)(aty,Maranzano, Jennifer) Modified event to more accurately identify the pleading submitted on 12/24/2014 (Kennedy, T). (Entered: 12/23/2014)

Dec. 23, 2014

Dec. 23, 2014

Motions Transferred regarding 76 MOTION to Enroll as Counsel. Motions referred to James D Kirk. (crt,Kennedy, T) (Entered: 12/24/2014)

Dec. 23, 2014

Dec. 23, 2014

NOTICE of Corrective Action to Jennifer Lynn Maranzano on behalf of USA regarding 76 MOTION to Enroll as Counsel. Action taken: Modified event to more accurately identify the pleading submitted. (crt,Kennedy, T) (Entered: 12/24/2014)

Dec. 23, 2014

Dec. 23, 2014

77

ORDER granting 76 Motion to Enroll Jennifer Maranzano as Counsel. Signed by Magistrate Judge James D Kirk on 12/29/14. (crt,Kennedy, T) (Entered:

Dec. 29, 2014

Dec. 29, 2014

79

ORDER : Within 15 days, counsel for party The United Sates shall serve written discovery interrogatories to counsel for Delta Charter Group Inc. Delta Charter Group Ins shall have 30 days to serve its answers and objections to these interrogatories. The United States may file a brief in response to the pending motion (Doc. 68) within 30 days of its receipt of discovery responses. If deemed necessary, any other party may petition the Court by motion to file a reply brief to the brief of the United States. Additionally, the Court expects the parties to proceed actively in evaluating this case for movement toward unitary status, and, in particular, a collaborative strategy for approaching achievement of the Green factors. The Court makes no specific orders at this time, but intends to have future status conferences or hearings as necessary on the broader topic of unitary status. Signed by Chief Judge Dee D Drell on 1/20/15. (crt,Kennedy, T) (Entered: 01/22/2015)

Jan. 20, 2015

Jan. 20, 2015

80

ORDER : For reference purposes, the Court requests that the Clerk of Court assign a new document number to and then file in the record this Court's previous order of January 30, 1970. The clerk should do likewise as to the previous orders of September 3, 1970, and May 15, 1975, and to the undated order beginning "On September 3, 1970" assigning different document numbers to each. Signed by Chief Judge Dee D Drell on 1/20/15. (crt,Kennedy, T) (Entered: 01/22/2015)

Jan. 20, 2015

Jan. 20, 2015

81

ORDER filed in this case on January 30, 1970. (crt,Kennedy, T) (Entered: 01/22/2015)

Jan. 20, 2015

Jan. 20, 2015

82

FINDINGS OF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAW filed in this case on September 3, 1970. (crt,Kennedy, T) (Entered: 01/22/2015)

Jan. 20, 2015

Jan. 20, 2015

83

MEMORANDUM RULING filed in this case on May 15, 1975. (crt,Kennedy, T) (Entered: 01/22/2015)

Jan. 20, 2015

Jan. 20, 2015

84

ORDER : Undated order beginning "On September 3, 1970". (crt,Kennedy, T) (Entered: 01/22/2015)

Jan. 20, 2015

Jan. 20, 2015

85

STATUS REPORT − Report by School Board of Concordia Parish. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2)(aty,Dill, Pamela) (Entered: 02/23/2015)

Feb. 23, 2015

Feb. 23, 2015

86

Ex Parte MOTION to Withdraw − Motion to Withdraw and Unenroll Counsel by School Board of Concordia Parish. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed order)(aty,Dill, Pamela) Modified event on 2/23/2015 (Kennedy, T). (Entered: 02/23/2015)

Feb. 23, 2015

Feb. 23, 2015

87

ORDER granting 86 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Eric Michael Barrilleaux terminated. Signed by Chief Judge Dee D Drell on 2/23/15. (crt,Kennedy, T) (Entered: 02/23/2015)

Feb. 23, 2015

Feb. 23, 2015

88

MINUTE ENTRY: re 68 MOTION for Further Relief (Desegregation) filed by School Board of Concordia Parish. Set Deadlines as to 68 MOTION for Further Relief (Desegregation) : Responses due by 5/8/2015. Signed by Chief Judge Dee D Drell on 3/24/15. (crt,Kennedy, T) (Entered: 03/26/2015)

March 24, 2015

March 24, 2015

89

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 68 MOTION for Further Relief (Desegregation) with consent by USA. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed order)(aty,Maranzano, Jennifer) (Entered: 05/06/2015)

May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015

90

ELECTRONIC ORDER granting 89 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply re 68 MOTION for Further Relief (Desegregation) . Responses due by 5/15/2015. Signed by Chief Judge Dee D Drell on 5/7/15. (crt,Roaix, G) (Entered: 05/07/2015)

May 7, 2015

May 7, 2015

91

RESPONSE to Motion re 68 MOTION for Further Relief (Desegregation) filed by USA. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Exhibit, # 8 Exhibit, # 9 Exhibit, # 10 Exhibit, # 11 Exhibit, # 12 Exhibit, # 13 Exhibit, # 14 Exhibit, # 15 Exhibit, # 16 Exhibit, # 17 Exhibit, # 18 Exhibit, # 19 Exhibit, # 20 Exhibit, # 21 Exhibit)(aty,Maranzano, Jennifer) (Entered: 05/15/2015)

May 15, 2015

May 15, 2015

92

MOTION to Seal Document 91 Response to Motion, by USA. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed order)(aty,Maranzano, Jennifer) (Entered: 05/15/2015)

May 15, 2015

May 15, 2015

93

SEALED DOCUMENT: Exhibit 7 by USA re 91 Response to Motion, 92 MOTION to Seal Document 91 Response to Motion, . (aty,Maranzano, Jennifer) (Entered: 05/15/2015)

May 15, 2015

May 15, 2015

94

SEALED DOCUMENT: Exhibit 9 by USA re 91 Response to Motion, 92 MOTION to Seal Document 91 Response to Motion, . (aty,Maranzano, Jennifer) (Entered: 05/15/2015)

May 15, 2015

May 15, 2015

95

SEALED DOCUMENT: Exhibit 20 by USA. (aty,Maranzano, Jennifer) (Entered: 05/15/2015)

May 15, 2015

May 15, 2015

96

SEALED DOCUMENT: Exhibit 21 by USA re 91 Response to Motion, 92 MOTION to Seal Document 91 Response to Motion, . (aty,Maranzano, Jennifer) (Entered: 05/15/2015)

May 15, 2015

May 15, 2015

Case Details

State / Territory: Louisiana

Case Type(s):

School Desegregation

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 30, 1965

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Plaintiffs were African-American school children by and through their parents, with the United States as an intervening plaintiff.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Concordia Parish, School District

Defendant Type(s):

Elementary/Secondary School

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

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

Attorneys fees

Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Magnet school

Busing

Student assignment

Hire

Discrimination Prohibition

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Education

Racial segregation

School/University Facilities

School/University policies

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

Type of Facility:

Government-run