Case: United States v. Lincoln Parish School Board

3:66-cv-12071 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana

Filed Date: June 8, 1966

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Case Summary

On June 8, 1966, the United States Department of Justice filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. The Department of Justice sued to enjoin the operation of a dual school system in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana. This lengthy case involves a number of appeals and consolidations with other school desegregation cases proceeding in parallel in the Western District of Louisiana. Obtaining a Consent DecreeOn July 28, 1966, the defendants’ counsel admitted that Linc…

On June 8, 1966, the United States Department of Justice filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. The Department of Justice sued to enjoin the operation of a dual school system in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana. This lengthy case involves a number of appeals and consolidations with other school desegregation cases proceeding in parallel in the Western District of Louisiana.

Obtaining a Consent Decree

On July 28, 1966, the defendants’ counsel admitted that Lincoln Parish operated a segregated school system. The court (Judge Benjamin C. Dawkins Jr.) responded by requiring the School Board to submit a desegregation plan within five days. On August 3, 1966, the District Court ordered a “phased in” desegregation plan requiring the School Board to advertise that the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 10th, 11th and 12th grades would be desegregated in the 1966-1967 school year. The School Board was also required to desegregate the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grades in the 1967-1968 school year. Then on August 8, the Department of Justice filed exceptions to the School Board’s proposed desegregation plans and proposed their own desegregation plan.

No additional docket entries were made until March 31, 1967. One possibility for this gap is that the court decided to see how United States v. Jefferson County School Board would turn out. (This case was not, however, consolidated with Jefferson.) On December 29, 1966, the Fifth Circuit decided Jefferson, holding that the Constitution compels formerly de jure segregated public school systems to shift to non-racial systems. 372 F.2d 836 (1966). As schools continued to drag their feet in implementing desegregation orders, Jefferson was re-heard en banc. The Fifth Circuit ruled that school boards have an affirmative duty to bring about integrated, unitary school systems. 380 F.2d 385 (1967).

In this case, on April 5, 1967, the Department of Justice moved to stay the proceedings and requested a hearing on whether a new desegregation order should be entered in light. of Jefferson. While the docket is not entirely clear, it suggests that the court issued a decree on April 5, 1967 ordering the School Board to implement a freedom of choice plan (a plan that allowed students to choose which schools to attend). If so, the decision was in tension with the Supreme Court’s decision in Green v. County School Board of New Kent County, 391 U.S. 430 (1968), which expressed frustration at the use of freedom of choice plans to desegregate.

The Fifth Circuit reconsidered the issue of freedom of choice plans in Adams v. Mathews in which many school desegregation cases, including this case, were consolidated. On August 20, 1968, the Fifth Circuit remanded the cases to a three-judge district court to reconsider the issue. 403 F.2d 181 (1968). On remand, on November 14, 1968, the three-judge district court approved freedom of choice plan in this and 28 other cases. Conley v. Lake Charles School Board, 293 F. Supp. 84 (W.D. La. 1968). The plaintiffs appealed Conley, and the Fifth Circuit finally rejected the use of freedom of choice plans. See Hall v. St. Helena Parish School Board, 417 F.2d 801 (1969). For more information on the Lake Charles and St. Helena cases, please see here and here in the Clearinghouse.

In this case, on August 1, 1969, the District Court issued a decree which incorporated a new desegregation plan for Franklin Parish that complied with the Fifth Circuit’s decision in St. Helena. Modifications were made over the next two years, although their terms are not available on the docket.

Judge Dawkins recused himself via a handwritten note on a motion on April 30, 1973. Judge Edwin F. Hunter replaced Judge Dawkins.

On January 10, 1977, the Department of Justice made a motion to consolidate this case with case with Copeland v. Lincoln Parish School Board. The court approved the consolidated of the two cases on January 31, 1977. The plaintiffs in Copeland consisted of parents of children in the district and the Grambling United League of Voters. The plaintiffs in Copeland sought to represent all black parents who had children in public school. The individual plaintiffs had obtained class certification, but the Voters League was dismissed because it lacked standing and was not a necessary party.

The Copeland plaintiffs challenged the site selections for two new schools as racially motivated, because both were located within the same ward. The School Board contended that the chosen locations would reduce the number of student miles of transportation in a racially-balanced way.

In addition to the Copeland plaintiffs’ request, the Department of Justice moved on July 22, 1977 to add the laboratory schools at Grambling State University and Louisiana Tech University as defendants in order to litigate a modification of the consent decree to include these schools. The District Court denied both requests, and the plaintiffs appealed.

On July 13, 1979, the Fifth Circuit affirmed the District Court’s determination that the Board’s choice of locations for new schools was not racially motivated. The Fifth Circuit was satisfied that the School Board’s committee studied each location with an eye to centrality, maintenance of racial balance, racially balanced decrease in overall student transportation mileage, ease of access and availability of transportation arteries, accessibility of utilities, and size and shape compatible with planned construction, further expansion, and community growth. In addition, the Fifth Circuit reasoned that “because the composition of the Grambling and Louisiana Tech schools clearly lay outside the scope of the consent decree, the School Board officials reasonably disregarded those schools in its selection of sites.” However, the Fifth Circuit reversed the district court’s exclusion of laboratory schools from the desegregation order. It reasoned that that the laboratory schools were initially established as part of a dual school system and for “clarity,” the cases should be consolidated so as to avoid “possible duplicative actions and orders.” 598 F.2d 977 (1979).

Obtaining Unitary Status

After years of reports, the district court in 2009 starting meeting with the parties in all active desegregation cases to determine what steps needed to be taken to achieve unitary status. On May 24, 2012, District Judge Robert G. James approved a superseding consent decree requiring the School Board to take additional actions to comply with student assignment obligations. 2016 WL 1651873 (2016).

On June 2, 2015, the District Court approved another supplemental consent decree negotiated by the School Board and the Department of Justice that would compel four elementary schools in the parish to re-assign students after 22 of the 87 homerooms in the four elementary schools at issue were classified as “racially identifiable.” The Department of Justice also agreed that the School Board could then move for a declaration of unitary status on the issue of student assignment.

On October 23, 2015, Grambling State University, a historically Black university, made a motion to transfer the Grambling Laboratory Schools to Grambling High Foundation (“GHF”). The motion was modified twice before the District Court finally decided on April 25, 2016 that Grambling State University and Louisiana Tech could close the laboratory schools due to a significant reduction in funding. The motion to close the laboratory schools was not opposed by any of the other parties in the litigation. The District Court also approved the Grambling State and Louisiana Tech motion to transfer control of the laboratory schools to GHF, a new charter school, but only if GHF was subject to the desegregation conditions in the 1984 consent decree.

On May 4, 2016, GHF moved to intervene, and the district court told the Department of Justice and GHF to negotiate a proposed order concerning the laboratory schools. On July 7, 2016, GHF filed an Emergency Motion for a settlement conference after reaching an impasse in negotiations with the Department of Justice. The District Court finally approved GHF’s intervention on July 19, 2016. GHF and the Department of Justice again reached an impasse on two key issued on August 2, 2016 and GHF asked the court for permission to open. On August 4, 2016, the District Court granted GHF’s oral motion for authorization to open a charter school for the 2016-2017 school year, albeit with the conditions that “GHF would have a baseline of 370 students,” “will file a letter of financial commitment for the construction of new facilities no later than October 1, 2017” and that the two parties “will file a proposed consent decree no later than September 6, 2016” or the two parties would be required to “file separate proposed desegregation plans” by that same date. On August 15, 2016, the district court released the School Board for any obligation relative to the Grambling Laboratory Schools or AEP (Louisiana Tech Laboratory School).

On January 18, 2017, the District Court granted the School Board unitary status after finding that the School Board met its obligations in the 2012 superseding consent decree and the 2015 supplemental consent decree.

Shortly thereafter on August 1, 2017 Judge James ordered GHF to increase its enrollment of white students enrolled at its Lincoln Prep school to be within 20% of the number of white students enrolled in Lincoln Parish schools and placed a cap on the number of Black students who could enroll in the school. He also ordered GHF to meet certain enrollment targets, provide annual reports to the court, and increase the quality of the education it provided in various ways.

On June 14, 2019, after two years of reporting, Judge James found that GHF had not enrolled enough white students and was not in compliance with his earlier orders. However, he permitted GHF to continue operating its Lincoln Prep school for another school year.

In March of 2019, GHF moved for both a declaration of unitary status and to have the case dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction on the grounds that there was no evidence that GSU's laboratory schools were de jure segregated. Judge James deferred ruling on both motions in the summer of 2019, but on January 8, 2020, he denied them both. He found that the GSU laboratory schools were "identifiable as Black Schools," and thus he had subject matter jurisdiction to desegregate them. Judge James also denied GHF's motion for unitary status, as GHF was not in compliance with his earlier orders regarding the enrollment of Black students. He also noted that Lincoln Prep's "poor facilities," location on the campus of a historically Black university, and academic issues were all "barriers to desegregation. Accordingly, he ordered GHF to move Lincoln Prep to a location off of GSU's campus and limited the ways that Lincoln could draw on GSU's resources, such as banning Lincoln from using GSU's athletic facilities.

The case remains pending.

Available Opinions

Adams v. Mathews, 403 F.2d 181 (5th Cir. 1968)

Conley v. Lake Charles School Bd., 293 F. Supp. 84 (W.D. La. 1968)

Hall v. St. Helena Parish School Bd., 417 F.2d 801 (5th Cir. 1969)

Copeland v. Lincoln Parish School Bd., 598 F.2d 977 (W.D. La. 1979)

U.S. v. Lincoln Parish School Bd., 922 F. Supp. 2d 582 (W.D. La. 2013)

U.S. v. Lincoln Parish School Bd., 2016 WL 1651873 (W.D. La. 2016)

U.S. v. Lincoln Parish School Bd., 2016 WL 4146148 (W.D. La. 2016)

Summary Authors

Alaael-Deen Shilleh (4/30/2017)

Jonah Hudson-Erdman (8/25/2021)

Related Cases

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

U.S. v. Jefferson County Bd. of Ed./Stout v. Jefferson County Bd. of Ed., Northern District of Alabama (1965)

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 (1965)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5055287/parties/united-states-v-lincoln-parish/


Judge(s)

Brown, John Robert (Louisiana)

Godbold, John Cooper (Louisiana)

James, Robert Gillespie (Louisiana)

Wisdom, John Minor (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Barnett, Walter W. (District of Columbia)

Cage, Joseph S. Jr. (Louisiana)

Days, Drew S. III (District of Columbia)

Edwards, Jerry (Louisiana)

Finley, Stephanie A. (Louisiana)

Gross, Mark L. (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Brown, John Robert (Louisiana)

Godbold, John Cooper (Louisiana)

James, Robert Gillespie (Louisiana)

Wisdom, John Minor (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Barnett, Walter W. (District of Columbia)

Cage, Joseph S. Jr. (Louisiana)

Days, Drew S. III (District of Columbia)

Edwards, Jerry (Louisiana)

Finley, Stephanie A. (Louisiana)

Gross, Mark L. (District of Columbia)

Gupta, Vanita (District of Columbia)

Hill, Eve L. (District of Columbia)

Jondahl, Andrew Kuffel (District of Columbia)

Marshall, Franz (District of Columbia)

Martin, Dawn V (District of Columbia)

Newton, Jonathan D. (District of Columbia)

Simons, Shaheena A (District of Columbia)

Vincent, Katherine (Louisiana)

Wardenski, Joseph J (District of Columbia)

Yeh, Teresa (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Adkins, Tom (Louisiana)

Blackmun, Carmack (Louisiana)

DeCuir, Winston G Sr. (Louisiana)

Dill, Pamela W (Louisiana)

Guice, Jon K (Louisiana)

Hammonds, Robert L. (Louisiana)

Hanchey, Ben R. (Louisiana)

Henry, W. Craig (Louisiana)

Irvine, Dianne M. (Louisiana)

Kavalir, Justin Kyle (Louisiana)

Kron, Harry Jr. (Louisiana)

Kron [inactive], Harry Jr (Louisiana)

Lee, Drake Jr (Louisiana)

Levy, Robert Wallace (Louisiana)

Reinboth, Alexander T (Louisiana)

Wilton, Patricia Hill (Louisiana)

Other Attorney(s)

Storms, Tyler G. (Louisiana)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Paper Docket Sheet [Original Docket]

Dec. 1, 2008 Docket

Docket [PACER]

USA v. Lincoln Parish School Board

Jan. 7, 2021 Docket

Opinion

Adams v. Matthews

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

403 F.2d 181

Aug. 20, 1968 Order/Opinion

Opinion

Conley v. Lake Charles School Board

293 F.Supp. 84

Nov. 14, 1968 Order/Opinion

Opinion

Hall v. St. Helena Parish School Board

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

417 F.2d 801

May 28, 1969 Order/Opinion

Opinion

Copeland v. Lincoln Parish School Board

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

598 F.2d 977

July 13, 1973 Order/Opinion

Brief for The United States

United States of America v. Lincoln Parish School Board

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Jan. 20, 1978 Pleading / Motion / Brief
48

Joint Motion for Extension of Time

United States of America v. Lincoln Parish School Board

April 30, 2012 Pleading / Motion / Brief
55

Superseding Consent Order

U.S. v. Lincoln Parish School Board

May 24, 2012 Order/Opinion
70

Order and Opinion

U.S. v. Lincoln Parish School Board

922 F.Supp.2d 582

Feb. 7, 2013 Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5055287/united-states-v-lincoln-parish/

Last updated May 12, 2022

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CASE Assigned to Judge Robert G James. (crt,Yocum, M)

Aug. 14, 2008 PACER
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MEMORANDUM ORDER: The Court, upon its own motion, hereby AMENDS the standing Decree and amendments as stated in this Order. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 08/14/08. (NOTE: This entry is made on the paper docket sheet as well.)(crt,Yocum, M) (Entered: 04/29/2009)

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Aug. 14, 2008 RECAP
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ANNUAL REPORT by School Board Lincoln Parish. (NOTE: This entry is made on the paper docket sheet as well.) (crt,Yocum, M) (Entered: 04/29/2009)

Oct. 15, 2008 PACER
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MINUTE ENTRY: The Court has reviewed the 3 Annual Report filed by School Board Lincoln Parish. Any party desiring a conference to discuss the status of the case or the steps for achieving unitary status may file the appropriate motion. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 11/03/08. (NOTE: This entry made on the paper docket sheet as well.)(crt,Yocum, M) (Entered: 04/29/2009)

Nov. 4, 2008 PACER
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PAPER DOCKET SHEET of filings through 12/01/08. (crt,Yocum, M) (Entered: 04/29/2009)

Dec. 1, 2008 PACER
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MEMORANDUM ORDER: The Lincoln Parish School Board ("the School Board") has failed to file an annual report, as required by the Court's August 14, 2008 Order (2). Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that the School Board file the report no later than fourteen (14) days from the date of this order or file a written response to show cause why it should not be sanctioned for failing to comply with the Court's August 14, 2008 Order. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 11/4/09. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 11/05/2009)

Nov. 5, 2009 PACER
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STATUS REPORT Annual Report by School Board Lincoln Parish. (aty,Hammonds, Robert) (Entered: 11/13/2009)

Nov. 13, 2009 PACER
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MINUTE ENTRY: re 6 Status Report filed by School Board Lincoln Parish ( District Judge Status Conference set for 12/14/2009 at 2:00 PM in Monroe, 2nd floor before Chief Judge Robert G James. In addition to counsel, the Court requests the attendance of the Superintendent and the President of the School Board or his or her designee. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 11/13/09. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 11/19/2009)

Nov. 19, 2009 PACER
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MINUTES for proceedings held before Chief Judge Robert G James: STATUS CONFERENCE held on 12/14/2009. Following discussion with both parties, the Court finds it appropriate to ORDER, on its own motion, that the DOJ begin a unitary status review in this case. The DOJ will file a status report with the Court on March 26, 2010, indicating the DOJ's initial findings, any proposed actions, whether the parties have reached agreement on any or all proposed actions, and whether the School Board opposes any of DOJ's findings or recommended actions. If the School Board wishes to file a memorandum in response to the DOJ's status report, it should do so no later than fourteen (14) days from the date the DOJ status report is filed. The Court will await the filing of the DOJ's report before taking any further action. If the School Board and/or DOJ believe that the intervention of the Court is necessary or would be beneficial, they are advised to contact Chambers ( Compliance Deadline set for 3/26/2010). (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 12/15/2009)

Dec. 14, 2009 PACER
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STATUS REPORT by USA. (aty,Taylor, Lisa) (Entered: 03/26/2010)

March 26, 2010 PACER
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MINUTE ENTRY: re 9 Status Report filed by USA. The Court has reviewed the status report filed by the DOJ on March 26, 2010. The DOJ is ordered to file a status report with the Court by July 1, 2010, indicating the DOJ's findings, any proposed actions, whether the parties have reached agreement on any or all proposed actions, and whether any of the parties oppose any of the DOJ's findings or recommended actions. If a party wishes to file a memorandum in response to the DOJ's status report, it should do so no later than fourteen (14) days from the date the status report is filed. ( Compliance Deadline set for 7/1/2010). Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 4/5/10. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 04/05/2010)

April 5, 2010 PACER
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MINUTE ENTRY: re 10 Court's Minute Entry requiring the DOJ to file a status report by July 1, 201. The DOJ has never filed another status report. Within 30 days of the date of this minute entry, the DOJ is required to file the status report including those items listed in the Court's April 5, 2010 Minute Entry. If the School Board wishes to file a response, it shall do so within fourteen (14) days from the date the DOJ status report is filed. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 10/25/10. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 10/25/2010)

Oct. 25, 2010 PACER
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STATUS REPORT by School Board Lincoln Parish. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(aty,Hammonds, Robert) (Entered: 10/29/2010)

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Oct. 29, 2010 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Joseph J Wardenski on behalf of USA (aty,Wardenski, Joseph) (Entered: 11/24/2010)

Nov. 24, 2010 PACER
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Unopposed MOTION FOR EXTENSION of Time to File Status Report with consent by USA. (Attachments: # 1 Text of proposed order)(aty,Wardenski, Joseph) Modified text on 11/29/2010. (Alexander, E) (Entered: 11/24/2010)

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Nov. 24, 2010 PACER
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ORDER granting 14 Motion to Extend. Status Report due by 1/24/2011. No further extensions will be granted. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 11/30/10. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 11/30/2010)

Nov. 30, 2010 PACER
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STATUS REPORT by USA. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits 1984 Consent Decree)(aty,Wardenski, Joseph) (Entered: 01/24/2011)

1 Exhibits 1984 Consent Decree

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Jan. 24, 2011 PACER
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MINUTE ENTRY: setting Status Conference for 2/11/2011 09:30 AM by phone before Chief Judge Robert G James. Counsel for each party shall contact Chambers at 318-322-6230 by noon on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 and provide a telephone number where they may be reached for the conference. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 02/03/11. (crt,Yocum, M) (Entered: 02/03/2011)

Feb. 3, 2011 PACER
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MINUTES for proceedings held before Chief Judge Robert G James: STATUS CONFERENCE held on 2/11/2011. Previously, The Court and the parties had considered the schools mentioned to be separate from the Lincoln Parish desegregation decree and operating under a separate order. The Court discussed with counsel whether the cases should be considered separately or jointly. During the next two weeks, counsel will consult on transportation and student attendance at the two schools. By March 4, 2011, counsel will file a status report, detailing the information obtained and stating whether each party believes that the cases should be considered separately or jointly. ( Status Report due by 3/4/2011). (crt,Dickerson, D) (Entered: 02/11/2011)

Feb. 11, 2011 PACER
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MINUTE ENTRY: re 18 Status Conference. During the next two weeks, counsel are consulting on transportation and student attendance at the two laboratory schools. By March 4, 2011, counsel will file a status report. Counsel were instructed to detail the information obtained and to state whether each party believes that the cases should be considered separately or jointly. In addition, counsel should report whether they believe they can resolve any remaining issues by agreement or whether they will need the intervention of the Court. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 2/14/11. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 02/14/2011)

Feb. 14, 2011 PACER
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STATUS REPORT by USA. (aty,Wardenski, Joseph) (Entered: 03/03/2011)

March 3, 2011 PACER
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MINUTE ENTRY: re 20 Status Report filed by USA. Status Report due by 4/18/2011, to file a status report identifying any remaining desegregation issues and stating whether the lab school desegregation issues (if any) should be considered jointly with the Lincoln Parish desegregation case. Additionally, the DOJ anticipates filing a status report no later than May 24, 2011, regarding the Lincoln Parish desegregation issues. Additionally, the DOJ shall file a status report May 24, 2011, detailing its unitary status review of the schools operated by the School Board. If the School Board wishes to file a response to this status report, it may do so no later than fourteen days from the date the DOJ's status report on its unitary review is filed. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 3/7/11. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 03/07/2011)

March 7, 2011 PACER
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Unopposed MOTION FOR EXTENSION of Time to File Status Report Regarding Lab Schools with consent by USA. (Attachments: # 1 Text of proposed order (Filed in Error))(aty,Wardenski, Joseph) Modified on 4/18/2011 to reflect Proposed Order filed in error. See 23 Corrective Document. (Alexander, E) (Entered: 04/18/2011)

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April 18, 2011 PACER
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CORRECTIVE DOCUMENT entitled Text of Proposed Order filed by USA regarding 22 Unopposed MOTION FOR EXTENSION of Time to File Status Report Regarding Lab Schools with consent of all parties. (aty,Wardenski, Joseph) (Entered: 04/18/2011)

April 18, 2011 PACER
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ORDER granting 22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Status Report Regarding Lab Schools addressing those items set forth in this order. Status Report due by 5/24/2011. If the lab schools and/or the School Board wish to do do, they may file response(s) no later than fourteen days from the date the DOJ's status report is filed. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 04/19/11. (crt,Yocum, M) (Entered: 04/19/2011)

April 19, 2011 PACER
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STATUS REPORT by USA. (aty,Wardenski, Joseph) (Entered: 05/24/2011)

May 24, 2011 PACER
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Joint MOTION FOR EXTENSION of Time to Respond to U.S. Status Report with consent by School Board Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Board of Regents, Louisiana Board of Trustees for Colleges & Universities. (Attachments: # 1 Text of proposed order)(aty,Hammonds, Robert) (Entered: 05/26/2011)

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May 26, 2011 PACER
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MINUTE ENTRY: District Judge Telephone Status Conference set for 6/13/2011 at 11:00 AM before Chief Judge Robert G James. Counsel for the United States will initiate the conference call and contact Chambers at 318-322-6230 when all counsel are present. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 6/1/11. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 06/01/2011)

June 1, 2011 PACER
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ORDER granting 26 Joint Motion for Extension of Time to Respond to U.S. Status Report. The defendants shall submit their respective responses to the United States Status Report on or before August 1, 2011. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 06/01/11. (crt,Yocum, M) (Entered: 06/02/2011)

June 1, 2011 PACER
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MINUTES for proceedings held before Chief Judge Robert G James: TELEPHONE STATUS CONFERENCE held on 6/13/2011. The Court reviewed the report filed by Mr. Wardenski. The other parties have a deadline of August 1, 2011, to respond to the report. The Court sets a deadline of October 3, 2011, for the DOJ to file a status report. If the remaining parties wish to respond to the DOJ's report, they must do so within fourteen (14) days of the date the DOJ's report is filed.( Compliance Deadline set for 8/1/2011 and DOJ's Status Report due by 10/3/2011). (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 06/14/2011)

June 13, 2011 PACER
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MOTION FOR EXTENSION of Time to Respond to United States' Status Report with consent by School Board Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Board of Regents, Louisiana Board of Trustees for Colleges & Universities. (Attachments: # 1 Text of proposed order)(aty,Hammonds, Robert) (Entered: 08/01/2011)

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Aug. 1, 2011 PACER
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ORDER granting 30 Motion to Extend time within which to submit responses to United States Status Report. Defendants shall submit their respective responses by 9/15/2011. A joint or separate Status Report by all parties is due by 11/15/2011. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 8/3/11. (crt,Crawford, A) (Entered: 08/03/2011)

Aug. 3, 2011 PACER
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Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response re 25 Status Report with consent by School Board Lincoln Parish, A E Phillips Laboratory School, Louisiana Board of Regents, Louisiana Board of Trustees for Colleges & Universities. (Attachments: # 1 Text of proposed order)(aty,Hammonds, Robert) Modified to more accurately identify motion and to add filers on 9/15/2011. (Alexander, E) (Entered: 09/14/2011)

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Sept. 14, 2011 PACER
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MOTION for Pamela Wescovich Dill to Enroll as Counsel by School Board Lincoln Parish. (Attachments: # 1 Text of proposed order)(aty,Hammonds, Robert) (Entered: 09/14/2011)

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Sept. 14, 2011 PACER
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RESPONSE to Unitary Status Review by School Board Lincoln Parish re 25 Status Report. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits A-C)(aty,Hammonds, Robert) Modified text on 9/16/2011. (Alexander, E) (Entered: 09/15/2011)

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Sept. 15, 2011 PACER
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ORDER granting 33 Motion to Enroll as Counsel. Added as additional counsel Pamela Wescovich Dill for School Board Lincoln Parish. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 9/16/11. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 09/16/2011)

Sept. 16, 2011 PACER
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ORDER granting 32 Motion to Extend Time to Respond to United States' Status Report regarding laboratory schools 32 . Compliance Deadline set for 10/17/2011 for Defendants to submit their respective responses. Status Report due by 12/15/2011. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 9/16/11. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 09/16/2011)

Sept. 16, 2011 PACER
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RESPONSE to USA Status Report by A E Phillips Laboratory School re 25 Status Report . (aty,Henry, W) (Entered: 10/17/2011)

Oct. 17, 2011 PACER
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STATUS REPORT by Grambling State University Laboratory Schools. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Response to USA Report, # 2 Exhibit Implementation Progress)(aty,DeCuir, Winston) Modified to correct filer on 10/18/2011. (Alexander, E) (Entered: 10/17/2011)

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2 Exhibit Implementation Progress

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Oct. 17, 2011 PACER
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RESPONSE by School Board Lincoln Parish re 25 Status Report Regarding the University Laboratory Schools Issues. (Attachments: # 1 Table of Contents, # 2 Table of Authorities, # 3 Exhibit A, # 4 Exhibits B-E, # 5 Exhibits F-J)(aty,Dill, Pamela) Modified on 10/18/2011 to reflect submission is deficient. (Alexander, E) Modified on 10/18/2011 to remove deficiency status at the request of chambers. (Alexander, E) (Entered: 10/17/2011)

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Oct. 17, 2011 PACER
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NOTICE of Deficiency to Pamela Wescovich Dill on behalf of School Board Lincoln Parish regarding 39 DEFICIENT ? Response (NOT Motions),. Reason: This brief exceeds 25 pages. Please see LR7.8 for specific information regarding length of briefs. (crt,Alexander, E) (Entered: 10/18/2011)

Oct. 18, 2011 PACER

NOTICE of Corrective Action regarding 39 Response (NOT Motions). Action taken: Modified text of entry to remove deficiency status at the request of chambers. (crt,Alexander, E)

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MINUTE ENTRY: Having reviewed the reports filed by the United States Department of Justice, the Lincoln Parish School Board, the Grambling State University Laboratory Schools, and A.E. Phillips Laboratory School, the Court finds that a status conference is appropriate. District Judge Telephone Status Conference set for 11/9/2011 at 1:30 PM before Chief Judge Robert G James. Counsel should conference together and contact Chambers at 318-322-6230 when all counsel are present. It is not necessary for counsel to file any further status reports prior to the conference. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 10/25/11. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 10/25/2011)

Oct. 25, 2011 PACER
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STATUS REPORT -Annual October Report by School Board Lincoln Parish. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits A and B)(aty,Dill, Pamela) (Entered: 10/25/2011)

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MINUTE ENTRY: re 41 Minute Entry Setting Telephone Status Conference for 1:30 P.M. The District Judge Telephone Status Conference is RE-SET for 11/9/2011 at 2:00 PM before Chief Judge Robert G James. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 10/25/11. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 10/26/2011)

Oct. 26, 2011 PACER
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MINUTES for proceedings held before Chief Judge Robert G James: TELEPHONE STATUS CONFERENCE held on 11/9/2011. The Court discussed its initial review and sought the opinions of counsel. After some discussion, the parties agreed to make further effort to reach a resolution on at least some of the issues. The parties are required to meet in person before January 15, 2012. If, after this meeting, they believe that mediation with a magistrate judge would be beneficial, counsel should contact Chambers to request a referral. Otherwise, the Court will hold a telephone status conference on February 6, 2012, at 3:00 PM. Counsel should conference together and contact Chambers at 318-322-6230 when all counsel are present.( District Judge Telephone Status Conference set for 2/6/2012 at 3:00 PM before Chief Judge Robert G James). (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 11/09/2011)

Nov. 9, 2011 PACER
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MINUTES for proceedings held before Chief Judge Robert G James: TELEPHONE STATUS CONFERENCE held on 2/6/2012. After some discussion, the Court ordered that one of the parties file a motion for a determination of the School Board's obligations to the laboratory schools by March 16, 2012. Additionally, by March 16, 2012, the DOJ and the School Board must submit either (1) a consent order on unitary status or (2) a joint status report, identifying any remaining unitary status issues and requesting a hearing on those issues which cannot be resolved amicably. ( Compliance Deadline set for 3/16/2012). (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 02/07/2012)

Feb. 6, 2012 PACER
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MINUTE ENTRY: re 45 Telephone Conference, Setting Deadlines/Hearings. The deadline for one of the parties to file a motion for a determination of the School Board's obligations to the laboratory schools, currently set for March 16, 2012, is hereby RE-SET to May 7, 2012.( Compliance Deadline re-set for 5/7/2012). Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 2/8/12. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 02/08/2012)

Feb. 8, 2012 PACER
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MINUTES for proceedings held before Chief Judge Robert G James: TELEPHONE CONFERENCE held on 2/13/2012. The Court had previously ordered the DOJ and the School board to submit by March 16, 2012, either (10a consent order on unitary status or (2)a joint status report, identifying any remaining unitary status issues and requesting a hearing on those issued which cannot be resolved amicably. After further discussion, the Court hereby extends that deadline to May 7, 2012, consistent with the other deadline set in this case. ( Status Report due by 5/7/2012). (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 02/14/2012)

Feb. 13, 2012 PACER
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Joint MOTION FOR EXTENSION of Time to File Proposed Consent Decree as to School Board's Unitary Status and/or Status Report on Remaining Issues with consent /Joint Motion with Plaintiff United States filed by School Board Lincoln Parish, USA. (Attachments: # 1 Text of proposed order)(aty,Dill, Pamela) Modified filers on 4/30/2012. (Kennedy, T) (Entered: 04/30/2012)

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ORDER granting 48 Motion for Extension of Time to File Proposed Consent Decree as to School Board's Unitary Status and/or Status Report on Remaining Issues. Status Report due by 5/21/2012. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 05/01/12. (crt,Yocum, M) (Entered: 05/01/2012)

May 1, 2012 PACER
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Unopposed MOTION for Case Management Conference and Scheduling Order by USA. (Attachments: # 1 Text of proposed order)(aty,Wardenski, Joseph) (Entered: 05/07/2012)

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ORDER granting in part and denying in part 50 Motion for Case Management Conference and Scheduling Order. To the extent that Plaintiff moves the Court for a case management conference, the motion is GRANTED. To the extent that Plaintiff moves the Court to set that conference forty-five days from the date the instant motion was filed, the motion is DENIED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a telephone case management and status conference is set for May 14, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. Counsel for the United States Department of Justice shall be responsible for arranging the conference call and either contacting Chambers at 318-322-6230 when all counsel are present or notifying the Court and all counsel prior to the conference call of the telephone number and passcode for the conference. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 5/8/12. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 05/08/2012)

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Set/Reset Hearings: Per Order 51 a District Judge Telephone Conference set for 5/14/2012 at 1:30 PM before Chief Judge Robert G James. (crt,DickersonSld, D)

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MINUTES for proceedings held before Chief Judge Robert G James: TELEPHONE SCHEDULING CONFERENCE held on 5/14/2012. Counsel reported they are in the process of preparing a scheduling order. Once counsel reach agreement, they will present the proposed scheduling order to the Court for its consideration. District Judge Miscellaneous Hearing set for 11/6/2012 at 1:30 PM in Monroe, 2nd floor before Chief Judge Robert G James on the laboratory schools issue. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 05/15/2012)

May 14, 2012 PACER
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Joint MOTION for Consent Judgment by USA. (Attachments: # 1 Text of proposed order Proposed Superseding Consent Order)(aty,Wardenski, Joseph) (Entered: 05/21/2012)

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by USA re 53 Joint MOTION for Consent Judgment (aty,Wardenski, Joseph) (Entered: 05/21/2012)

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SUPERSEDING CONSENT ORDER granting 53 Motion for Consent Judgment. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 5/24/12. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 05/24/2012)

May 24, 2012 PACER
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EXHIBIT re SUPERSEDING CONSENT ORDER. (crt,Yocum, M) (Entered: 05/24/2012)

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Unopposed MOTION to Continue Hearing with consent by USA. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A (Proposed Pre-Hearing Schedule), # 2 Proposed order)(aty,Wardenski, Joseph) (Entered: 10/11/2012)

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ORDER granting 57 Motion to Continue Hearing. The hearing on the laboratory schools issues is CONTINUED and RE-SET to June 10, 2013 at 9:00 AM before Chief Judge Robert G James. The parties are ordered to follow the pre-hearing schedule contained in Exhibit A of the Motion to Continue Hearing. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 10/12/12. (crt,Crawford, A) (Entered: 10/12/2012)

Oct. 12, 2012 PACER
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STATUS REPORT - October 15th Report by School Board Lincoln Parish. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 3, # 3 Exhibit 5)(aty,Dill, Pamela) (Entered: 10/23/2012)

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SEALED DOCUMENT: by School Board Lincoln Parish re 59 Status Report. (aty,Dill, Pamela) (Entered: 10/23/2012)

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SEALED DOCUMENT: by School Board Lincoln Parish re 59 Status Report. (aty,Dill, Pamela) (Entered: 10/23/2012)

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First MOTION for Writ For Relief Under All Writs Act by USA. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum / Brief, # 2 Exhibit A/Interrogatories, # 3 Exhibit B/Act2, # 4 Exhibit C/Tangipahoaruling, # 5 Text of proposed order)(aty,Vincent, Katherine) (Entered: 12/06/2012)

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STATUS REPORT Regarding the United States' Motion for Relief Under the All Writs Act by USA. (aty,Wardenski, Joseph) (Entered: 12/21/2012)

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MINUTE ENTRY: re 62 First MOTION for Writ For Relief Under All Writs Act filed by USA. Set Deadline as to 62 First MOTION for Writ For Relief Under All Writs Act: La Dept of Education Response due by 1/11/2013. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 12/27/12. A copy of this minute entry mailed to Joan E Hunt as requested. (Attachments: # 1 Letter from LA Dept of Education)(crt,Yocum, M) (Entered: 12/27/2012)

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MINUTE ENTRY: re 64 Minute Entry. The LDOE has indicated that is does wish to file an opposition and has requested an extension of time. The Court hereby extends the deadline for the LDOE's filing of a written opposition to January 18, 2013.( Compliance Deadline set for 1/18/2013). Signed by Judge Robert G James on 1/7/13. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 01/07/2013)

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MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 62 First MOTION for Writ For Relief Under All Writs Act filed by Louisiana Department of Education. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit "A", # 2 Proposed order)(aty,LeBlanc-Smith, Willa) (Entered: 01/18/2013)

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MINUTE ENTRY: re 62 First MOTION for Writ For Relief Under All Writs Act filed by USA, and 66 Memorandum in Opposition to Motion filed by LA Dept of Education. Having reviewed and considered the motion and opposition, the Court finds that a telephone status conference is appropriate in this case. Since an identical Motion is currently pending in case USA v Franklin Parish, Case No. 70-15632, the Court will hold a Joint Telephone Status Conference in both cases on January 24, 2013, at 3:00 P.M. the DOJ should arrange the conference call and provide the information to counsel and the Court. ( District Judge Telephone Status Conference set for 1/24/2013 at 3:00 PM before Judge Robert G James). Signed by Judge Robert G James on 1/23/13. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 01/23/2013)

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MINUTES for proceedings held before Judge Robert G James: TELEPHONE STATUS CONFERENCE held on 1/24/2013. Counsel for DOJ and LDOE agreed to confer to discuss whether they could resolve the pending motions. Counsel were instructed to notify Ms. May no later than January 30, 2013, whether they had reached a resolution. If counsel do not reach full resolution on the issues raised in the motions, the Court will issue a ruling and order. ( Compliance Deadline set for 1/30/2013 to contact Ms. May). (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 01/25/2013)

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RULING re 62 First MOTION for Writ For Relief Under All Writs Act filed by USA. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 2/7/13. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 02/07/2013)

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ORDER: For the reasons set forth in this Court's Ruling 69, the United States of American's ("DOJ") 62 Motion for Relief under the All Writs Act is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART as MOOT. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 2/7/13. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 02/07/2013)

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MINUTE ENTRY setting a Telephone status conference for 4/22/2013 at 1:00 PM before Judge Robert G James. Cousnel for all parties, including Grambling State University Laboratory Schools and A.E. Philips Laboratory School shall participate. Counsel for Government shall arrange the call and prove information to all counsel and the Court. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 2/21/13. (crt,Crawford, A) (Entered: 02/21/2013)

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Unopposed MOTION FOR EXTENSION of Filing Deadlines and to Reset Hearing Date with consent by USA. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed order)(aty,Wardenski, Joseph) (Entered: 03/25/2013)

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ELECTRONIC ORDER granting 72 Unopposed Motion to Extend Filing Deadlines and Reset Hearing Date: The deadline for the United States to file its motion is extended to April 29, 2013. The deadline for responses is extended to May 20, 2013, and the deadline for replies is extended to June 10, 2013. The hearing which is currently scheduled for June 10, 2013, is UPSET and CONTINUED WITHOUT DATE. The hearing will be reset after consultation with the parties at the telephone status conference to be held on April 22, 2013. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 03/26/2013. (crt,Floyd, J) (Entered: 03/26/2013)

March 26, 2013 PACER
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STATUS REPORT - April 15, 2013 Report by School Board Lincoln Parish. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits 1, 3, 5)(aty,Dill, Pamela) (Entered: 04/15/2013)

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SEALED DOCUMENT: Exhibit 2 by School Board Lincoln Parish re 74 Status Report. (aty,Dill, Pamela) (Entered: 04/15/2013)

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SEALED DOCUMENT: by School Board Lincoln Parish re 74 Status Report. (aty,Dill, Pamela) (Entered: 04/15/2013)

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MINUTES for proceedings held before Judge Robert G James: TELEPHONE STATUS CONFERENCE held on 4/22/2013. The DOJ intends to file a motion by the deadline of April 29, 2013. The School Board may wish to file its own motion to be dismissed from any litigation involving the laboratory schools. Since the School Board could file this motion as part of its opposition memorandum to the DOJ's motion, the Court set a sur-reply deadline of June 17, 2013. (Compliance Deadline set for 6/17/2013.) After some discussion, the Court set another District Judge Telephone Status Conference for 6/11/2013 at 2:00 PM before Judge Robert G James. The DOJ should arrange the conference call and provide the telephone and password for conference to all counsel and to Chambers. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 04/22/2013)

April 22, 2013 PACER
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Second MOTION FOR EXTENSION of Filing Deadlines with consent by USA. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed order)(aty,Wardenski, Joseph) (Entered: 04/25/2013)

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ORDER granting 78 Motion for Extension of Filing Deadlines. United States' motion regarding the obligation of the Lincoln Parish School Board to the laboratory schools due by May 13, 2013. Responses and cross-motions due by June3, 2013. Replies due by June 24, 2013. Surreplies due by July 1, 2013. The telephone status conference previously scheduled for June 11, 2013, will proceed. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 4/26/13. (crt,Crawford, A) (Entered: 04/26/2013)

April 26, 2013 PACER
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Joint MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages by USA, . (aty,Wardenski, Joseph) Modified to reflect document as deficient on 5/14/2013. See document 82 Motion for proposed pleading. (Kennedy, T). Modified to remove deficiency status on 5/14/2013. (Kennedy, T) See document 84 Corrective Document. (Entered: 05/10/2013)

May 10, 2013 PACER
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DEFICIENT NOTICE of Appearance by Jonathan Newton Newton on behalf of USA (Attorney Jonathan Newton Newton added to party USA(pty:pla)) (aty,Newton, Jonathan) Modified to reflect document as deficient on 5/14/2013. (Kennedy, T) Modified to remove "?" from docket text on 6/10/2013. See document 87 Motion to Enroll. (Kennedy, T) (Entered: 05/13/2013)

May 13, 2013 PACER
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MOTION to Enforce Judgment (Motion for Further Relief) by USA. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum / Brief Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion for Further Relief, # 2 Proposed order Proposed Order, # 3 Exhibit 1-Consent Decree, July 13, 1984, # 4 Exhibit 2-Complaint, June 8, 1966, # 5 Exhibit 3-Decree, July 28, 1966, # 6 Exhibit 4-Order on Plan for Desegregation, Aug. 3, 1966, # 7 Exhibit 5-Motion of the United States to Add Parties Defendant and for Modification of Injunction, July 22, 1977, # 8 Exhibit 6-Memorandum in Support of the United States' Motion to Add Parties Defendant and for Modification of Injunction, July 22, 1977, # 9 Exhibit 7-Decree, Aug. 1, 1969, # 10 Exhibit 8-Decree, Aug. 5, 1970, # 11 Exhibit 9-Consent Decree, July 23, 1971, # 12 Exhibit 10-Copeland Complaint, Nov. 9, 1976, # 13 Exhibit 11-USA Mem in Supp. of Mot. to Consol., Jan. 10, 1977, # 14 Exhibit 12-Order, Jan. 31, 1977, # 15 Exhibit 13-Minute Entry, Oct. 31, 1977, # 16 Exhibit 14-Order, Feb. 12, 1980, # 17 Exhibit 15-Mem. Ruling, Feb. 12, 1980, # 18 Exhibit 16-USA Motion, Apr. 25, 1980, # 19 Exhibit 17-Amended Compl., Apr. 25, 1980, # 20 Exhibit 18-Order, Apr. 30, 1980, # 21 Exhibit 19-Minute Entry, June 26, 1980, # 22 Exhibit 20-A.E. Phillips Court Reports (1985-1987 and 1992), # 23 Exhibit 21-KPMG Expert Report, # 24 Exhibit 22-Cole Dep. Tr., # 25 Exhibit 23-Murphy Dep. Tr., # 26 Exhibit 24-Sanders Dep. Tr., # 27 Exhibit 25-Feb. 2013 LFO Report, # 28 Exhibit 26-Grambling Bus List, # 29 Exhibit 27-Bell Dep. Tr., # 30 Exhibit 28-Brown Dep. Tr., # 31 Exhibit 29-Null Dep. Tr., # 32 Exhibit 30-Wiggins Dep. Tr., # 33 Exhibit 31-Russell Dep. Tr., # 34 Exhibit 32-Judd letter, 7/14/76, # 35 Exhibit 33-1979 Grambling MOA, # 36 Exhibit 34-1978 A.E. Phillips MOA, # 37 Exhibit 35-2007 Grambling MOU, # 38 Exhibit 36-2007 A.E. Phillips MOU, # 39 Exhibit 37-Hood Dep. Tr., # 40 Exhibit 38-Boston Dep. Tr., # 41 Exhibit 39-9/27/11 JPAMS Report, # 42 Exhibit 40-Board Facilities Questionnaire, # 43 Exhibit 41-Board 4/12/10 Doc. Prod. Att. 4-A, # 44 Exhibit 42-Ruston Daily Leader article, 3/6/12, # 45 Exhibit 43-Ruston Daily Leader article, 11/13/12, # 46 Exhibit 44-Ruston Daily Leader article, 5/23/13, # 47 Exhibit 45-Grambling Facilities Questionnaire, # 48 Exhibit 46-A.E. Phillips Facilities Questionnaire, # 49 Exhibit 47-2012 Lab School Enrollment Data, # 50 Exhibit 48-Judd letter, 8/20/76, # 51 Exhibit 49-Letten letter, 7/12/77)(aty,Wardenski, Joseph) Modified to reflect document as proposed on 5/14/2013. (Kennedy, T) Modified on 5/21/2013 to remove the "proposed" status (Whidden, C). (Entered: 05/14/2013)

1 Memorandum / Brief Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion for Further Relief

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3 Exhibit 1-Consent Decree, July 13, 1984

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4 Exhibit 2-Complaint, June 8, 1966

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5 Exhibit 3-Decree, July 28, 1966

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6 Exhibit 4-Order on Plan for Desegregation, Aug. 3, 1966

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7 Exhibit 5-Motion of the United States to Add Parties Defendant and for Modificat

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8 Exhibit 6-Memorandum in Support of the United States' Motion to Add Parties

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9 Exhibit 7-Decree, Aug. 1, 1969

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10 Exhibit 8-Decree, Aug. 5, 1970

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11 Exhibit 9-Consent Decree, July 23, 1971

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12 Exhibit 10-Copeland Complaint, Nov. 9, 1976

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13 Exhibit 11-USA Mem in Supp. of Mot. to Consol., Jan. 10, 1977

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14 Exhibit 12-Order, Jan. 31, 1977

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15 Exhibit 13-Minute Entry, Oct. 31, 1977

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16 Exhibit 14-Order, Feb. 12, 1980

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17 Exhibit 15-Mem. Ruling, Feb. 12, 1980

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18 Exhibit 16-USA Motion, Apr. 25, 1980

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19 Exhibit 17-Amended Compl., Apr. 25, 1980

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20 Exhibit 18-Order, Apr. 30, 1980

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21 Exhibit 19-Minute Entry, June 26, 1980

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22 Exhibit 20-A.E. Phillips Court Reports (1985-1987 and 1992)

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23 Exhibit 21-KPMG Expert Report

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24 Exhibit 22-Cole Dep. Tr.

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25 Exhibit 23-Murphy Dep. Tr.

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26 Exhibit 24-Sanders Dep. Tr.

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27 Exhibit 25-Feb. 2013 LFO Report

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28 Exhibit 26-Grambling Bus List

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34 Exhibit 32-Judd letter, 7/14/76

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35 Exhibit 33-1979 Grambling MOA

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40 Exhibit 38-Boston Dep. Tr.

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41 Exhibit 39-9/27/11 JPAMS Report

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42 Exhibit 40-Board Facilities Questionnaire

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43 Exhibit 41-Board 4/12/10 Doc. Prod. Att. 4-A

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44 Exhibit 42-Ruston Daily Leader article, 3/6/12

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48 Exhibit 46-A.E. Phillips Facilities Questionnaire

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49 Exhibit 47-2012 Lab School Enrollment Data

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50 Exhibit 48-Judd letter, 8/20/76

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51 Exhibit 49-Letten letter, 7/12/77

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NOTICE of Corrective Action to Joseph J Wardenski on behalf of USA regarding 82 MOTION to Enforce Judgment (Motion for Further Relief). Action taken: Modified to reflect document as proposed. (crt,Kennedy, T)

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NOTICE of Deficiency to Joseph J Wardenski on behalf of USA regarding 80 Joint MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages . Reason: Either no proposed order accompanied this motion or the proposed order was not on a separate page. Please see LR7.4.1 or LR58.1 for additional information. (crt,Kennedy, T) (Entered: 05/14/2013)

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CORRECTIVE DOCUMENT entitled Proposed Order filed by USA regarding 80 Joint MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages . (aty,Wardenski, Joseph) (Entered: 05/14/2013)

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NOTICE of Deficiency to Jonathan Newton Newton on behalf of USA regarding 81 Notice of Appearance. Reason: This party is already represented by other counsel. Please refer to provisions under LR83.2.12 regarding appearance of other counsel to ensure compliance with this rule. A motion to enroll as co-counsel or to substitute counsel (signed by the current counsel of record) is required to remedy this situation. (Please also refer to LR5.7.08 regarding electronic filing of documents requiring signatures of more than one party.). (crt,Kennedy, T) (Entered: 05/14/2013)

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by USA re 82 MOTION to Enforce Judgment (Motion for Further Relief) (aty,Wardenski, Joseph) (Entered: 05/15/2013)

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ORDER granting 80 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages. The parties may file all briefs related to the desegregation of the laboratory schools in excess of the page limits prescribed by Local Rule 7.8. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 5/15/13. (crt,Whidden, C) (Entered: 05/21/2013)

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MOTION to Enroll as Counsel filed by USA regarding 81 Notice of Appearance . (Attachments: # 1 Proposed order)(aty,Wardenski, Joseph) Modified event to more accurately identify the pleading submitted on 5/20/2013. (Kennedy, T) (Entered: 05/16/2013)

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NOTICE of Corrective Action to Joseph J Wardenski on behalf of USA regarding 87 MOTION to Enroll as Counsel. Action taken: Modified event to more accurately identify the pleading submitted. (crt,Kennedy, T)

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Motions Transferred regarding 87 MOTION to Enroll as Counsel. Motions referred to Robert G James. (crt,Kennedy, T)

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ORDER granting 87 Motion to Enroll as Co-Counsel for USA. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 5/21/13. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 05/21/2013)

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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply with consent by A E Phillips Laboratory School, Alma J Brown Laboratory School, Grambling State University Laboratory Schools. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed order)(Attorney Winston G DeCuir added to party A E Phillips Laboratory School, LA Dept of Education, Louisiana Board of Regents, Louisiana Board of Trustees for Colleges & Universities)(aty,DeCuir, Winston) Modified on 5/28/2013 to edit filers per attorney and removed attorney association w/ incorrect parties selected during filing. (Putch, A) (Entered: 05/24/2013)

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ORDER granting 90 Motion for Extension of Time to File Responses to 82 MOTION to Enforce Judgment Motion for Further Relief. Responses due by 7/15/2013. Replies due by 8/5/2013. Responses to cross-motions due by 8/5/2013. Replies to cross-motions due by 8/19/2013. The telephone status conference reamins scheduled for June 11, 2013. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 5/30/13. (crt,Crawford, A) (Entered: 05/30/2013)

May 30, 2013 PACER
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MINUTES for proceedings held before Judge Robert G James: STATUS CONFERENCE held on 6/11/2013. A hearing of 82 MOTION to Enforce Judgment (Motion for Further Relief) is set for October 9, 2013 at 9:00 AM in Monroe, 2nd floor before Judge Robert G James. A pre-hearing conference will be held in person in Chambers before Judge Robert G James on September 9/6/2013 at 9:00 AM. (crt,Crawford, A) (Entered: 06/11/2013)

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MINUTE ENTRY Re-Setting hearing of 82 MOTION to Enforce Judgment to October 8, 2013 at 9:00 AM in Monroe, 2nd floor before Judge Robert G James. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 6/12/13. (crt,Crawford, A) (Entered: 06/12/2013)

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ELECTRONIC MINUTE ENTRY: The pre-hearing Conference which was previously set for 9/6/2013 is RESET for 9/9/2013 at 9:00 AM in Chambers before Judge Robert G James. Counsel for all parties shall attend in person. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 06/20/2013. (crt,Floyd, J) (Entered: 06/20/2013)

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State / Territory: Louisiana

Case Type(s):

School Desegregation

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 8, 1966

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

The United States Department of Justice and African-American parents and guardians of children attending public schools.

Plaintiff Type(s):

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: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Lincoln Parish School Board (Lincoln), School District

Louisiana Tech University (Lincoln), School District

Grambling State University (Lincoln), School District

Defendant Type(s):

Elementary/Secondary School

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):

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Non-settlement Outcome

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 1969 - None

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Magnet school

Busing

Student assignment

Discrimination Prohibition

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Auditing

Monitoring

Goals (e.g., for hiring, admissions)

Required disclosure

Issues

General:

Buildings

Disparate Impact

Disparate Treatment

Education

Funding

Racial segregation

Records Disclosure

School/University Facilities

School/University policies

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Transportation

Discrimination-area:

Zoning

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

Type of Facility:

Government-run