Case: United States v. Morehouse Parish School Board

3:69-cv-14429 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana

Filed Date: Feb. 10, 1969

Closed Date: March 4, 2013

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Case Summary

On February 10, 1969, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. The DOJ sued the Morehouse Parish School Board to enjoin the operation of a dual (segregated) school system in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana. The district court (Judge Benjamin C. Dawkins Jr.) ordered the School Board to file a desegregation plan on or before July 5, 1969. However, the case was soon swept up in ongoing Fifth Circuit litigation about…

On February 10, 1969, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. The DOJ sued the Morehouse Parish School Board to enjoin the operation of a dual (segregated) school system in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana.

The district court (Judge Benjamin C. Dawkins Jr.) ordered the School Board to file a desegregation plan on or before July 5, 1969. However, the case was soon swept up in ongoing Fifth Circuit litigation about whether “freedom of choice” plans that allowed students to choose which schools to attend could adequately desegregate schools. It quickly became clear that freedom of choice plans would not pass constitutional muster, and the parties entered into negotiations to find a mutually agreeable desegregation plan. For more information on the Fifth Circuit litigation about freedom of choice plans, see this entry in the Clearinghouse.

On August 1, 1969, the district court approved the desegregation plan that Morehouse Parish School Board submitted to the district court on July 5, 1969. On November 4, 1969, the district court issued another decree stating “that a child shall attend the school in the district where his or her parents are domiciled and that any exception” to that rule “shall be presented by the Parents and the School Board affected” to the district court. The district court issued this decree following complaints to the Court that certain students in Morehouse Parish were violating the August 1, 1969 decree of the district court by attending schools in Monroe City, a nearby city in neighboring Ouachita Parish.

On August 17, 1970, pursuant to an agreement of the parties, the Court allowed the School Board to close Morehouse Elementary School during the 1970-71 school year; the students (except for 130 African American students), would be registered in other schools as the Court ordered, so long as the capacity of the schools is able to accommodate. The district court also ordered that the portion of Morehouse Elementary School not used for the 130 African-American students be used for Special Education Classes and for integrated kindergartens established for parish wide attendance. On August 6, 1971, the Court issued a decree modifying the August 1970 decree. These modifications included consolidation of schools and redistricting.

On February 21, 1978, twenty-nine individuals moved to intervene and also filed a proposed decree. On the same day, a joint motion to approve the Limited Exception Decree of November 4, 1969 was filed, but it is not recorded in any docket entry. This motion to intervene is presumably related to the district court approving an exception for some families living in Morehouse Parish to attend schools in the neighboring Ouachita Parish: On February 22, 1978, the district court granted a limited exception to families domiciled in Morehouse Parish to attend schools in Ouachita Parish, pursuant to agreement and approval by the Ouachita Parish School Board. This limited exception to the November 4, 1969 decree would expire at the end of the 1977-1978 school year and “in no event” be allowed to extend past May 30, 1978. The district court also added that the November 4, 1969 decree would remain in full force and apply to all the other students and parents in the Parish beginning no later than March 30, 1978, about one month after the order granting the exception was given.

The docket has no entries between March 22, 1979 and April 17, 2006 when the School Board made a motion to consolidate schools and reassign students. This motion was granted two days later. On August 14, 2008 the district court issued a memorandum to clarify confusion related to the School Board’s reporting requirements. To clarify the confusion, the Court amended the longstanding decree to require the School Board reports to contain: (a) enrollment by grade and race for each school for the current year; and (b) for each school, the name and race of each teacher employer for the current school year, notwithstanding any informal reporting agreements that the DOJ and Morehouse Parish agreed to.

In 2009, the School Board proposed further redistricting and consolidation of schools in Morehouse Parish. After a year of negotiation, on May 25, 2010, the district court issued an agreed-upon order ratifying changes along these lines. On March 29, 2012, the district court issued another memorandum after the DOJ and Morehouse Parish agreed that, after review, the Parish had complied with its desegregation obligations in the areas of extracurricular activities and facilities. However, the DOJ concluded that Morehouse Parish had not yet met its desegregation obligations with regard to student assignment, student transfers, faculty hiring and assignment, school construction and site selection, and quality of education, including discipline. The DOJ also did not take a position on whether or not Morehouse Parish had met its desegregation obligations with regard to transportation.

On February 28, 2013, the Morehouse Parish School Board sought a Declaration of Unitary Status--that is, an end to the case. On March 4, 2013, the district court agreed, closing the case 44 years after it was filed.

In April 2013, a group of African-American students attempted to revive the case, filing a new lawsuit, Madison ex rel. Z.M. v. Morehouse Parish Superintendent of School, No. 3:13-0833 (W.D. La. filed April 24, 2013), in which they alleged race discrimination in disciplinary decisionmaking. District Judge James Trimble rejected the new lawsuit on the basis of discovery non-cooperation by the plaintiffs and a failure to provide appropriate evidence in support of the claim. Judge Trimble did not further discuss the effort to revive the prior desegregation case. 2014 WL 2085207 (W.D. La. May 19, 2014).

Available Opinions

United States v. Morehouse Parish Sch. Bd., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 62034 (W.D. La. Aug. 14, 2008)

United States v. Morehouse Parish Sch. Bd., 2013 WL 791578 (W.D. La. Mar. 4, 2013).

Madison v. Morehouse Parish Superintendent of Sch., 2014 WL 2085207 (W.D. La. May 19, 2014)

Summary Authors

Alaael-Deen Shilleh (4/30/2017)

Emma Himes (11/27/2019)

Related Cases

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

People

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Judge(s)

Dawkins, Benjamin Cornwell Jr. (Louisiana)

Hayes, Karen L. (Louisiana)

James, Robert Gillespie (Louisiana)

Trimble, James Travis Jr. (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Dann, Mark (District of Columbia)

Goldschmidt, Iris (District of Columbia)

Hebert, Janice E. (Louisiana)

Marshall, Franz (District of Columbia)

McCarthy, Emily H. (District of Columbia)

Mitchell, John W. (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Dawkins, Benjamin Cornwell Jr. (Louisiana)

Hayes, Karen L. (Louisiana)

James, Robert Gillespie (Louisiana)

Trimble, James Travis Jr. (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Dann, Mark (District of Columbia)

Goldschmidt, Iris (District of Columbia)

Hebert, Janice E. (Louisiana)

Marshall, Franz (District of Columbia)

McCarthy, Emily H. (District of Columbia)

Mitchell, John W. (District of Columbia)

Shaheen, Edward L. (Louisiana)

Vincent, Katherine (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Katz, Stephen J. (Louisiana)

Kostelks, Robert W. (Louisiana)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

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Findings of Fact, Conclusions and Decree

Aug. 1, 1969

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Order/Opinion
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Decree

Nov. 4, 1969

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Order

Aug. 17, 1970

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Consent Decree

Aug. 6, 1971

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Memorandum Order

2008 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 62034

Aug. 14, 2008

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Agreed Order

March 29, 2012

March 29, 2012

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Ruling

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Judgment

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Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5055292/u-s-a-v-morehouse-parish/

Last updated Aug. 6, 2022, 3:01 a.m.

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FINDINGS OF FACT, CONCLUSIONS AND DECREE signed by Judge Ben Dawkins Jr and entered in the record 08/01/69. Docketed in the record for purposes of availability on 04/13/10.(crt,Yocum, M) Modified text on 4/13/2010 (Yocum, M). (Entered: 04/13/2010)

Aug. 1, 1969

Aug. 1, 1969

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DECREE signed by Judge Ben Dawkins Jr and entered in the record 11/4/1969. Docketed in the record for purposes of availability on 04/13/10.(crt,Yocum, M) (Entered: 04/13/2010)

Nov. 4, 1969

Nov. 4, 1969

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ORDER signed by Judge Ben Dawkins Jr and entered in the record 8/17/1970. Docketed in the record for purposes of availability on 04/13/10. (crt,Yocum, M) (Entered: 04/13/2010)

Aug. 17, 1970

Aug. 17, 1970

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CONSENT DECREE signed by Judge Ben Dawkins Jr and entered in the record 8/6/1971. Docketed in the record for purposes of availability on 04/13/10.(crt,Yocum, M) (Entered: 04/13/2010)

Aug. 6, 1971

Aug. 6, 1971

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PAPER DOCKET SHEET of filings through 6/15/06. (crt,Yocum, M) (Entered: 06/15/2006)

June 15, 2006

June 15, 2006

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MEMORANDUM ORDER: Upon review of this matter, the Court finds that there has been some apparent confusion about the School Board's reporting requirements. Accordingly, the Court, upon its own motion, hereby AMENDS the standing Decree and amendments as stated in this memorandum order. Any party desiring a status conference to discuss the Court's amendment to the reporting requirements may file the appropriate motion. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 8/14/08. (crt,DickersonSealed, D) (Entered: 08/14/2008)

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Aug. 14, 2008

Aug. 14, 2008

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NOTICE by School Board Morehouse Parish of Filing of Annual Report (aty,Katz, Stephen) (Entered: 09/30/2008)

Sept. 30, 2008

Sept. 30, 2008

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MINUTE ENTRY: re 2 Memorandum Order. The Court reviewed the annual report filed in compliance with the Court's August 14, 2008 Order. 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 11/3/08. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 11/04/2008)

Nov. 4, 2008

Nov. 4, 2008

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MOTION to Substitute Attorney Janice E. Hebert and Iris Goldschmidt in place of Katherine W. Vincent and Emily H. McCarthy by USA. Motions referred to Karen L Hayes. (Attachments: # 1 Text of proposed order)(aty,Hebert, Janice) (Entered: 11/18/2008)

1 Text of proposed order

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Nov. 18, 2008

Nov. 18, 2008

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ORDER granting 5 Motion to Substitute Attorney. Added attorney Iris Goldschmidt for USA as Lead Counsel in place of attorney Emily H McCarthy and Janice E. Hebert is substituted for Katherine W Vincent. Attorney Emily H McCarthy and Katherine W Vincent terminated. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 11/19/08. (crt,Dickerson, D) (Entered: 11/20/2008)

Nov. 20, 2008

Nov. 20, 2008

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MOTION to Approve School Zone Alignments And Consolidation Of Schools by School Board Morehouse Parish. Motions referred to Karen L Hayes. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits, # 2 Text of proposed order, # 3 Exhibits to Order, # 4 Consent Certificate - Opposition)(aty,Katz, Stephen) Modified on 5/6/2009 to edit text (Keifer, K). (Entered: 05/06/2009)

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4 Consent Certificate - Opposition

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May 6, 2009

May 6, 2009

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NOTICE of Motion Setting regarding 7 MOTION to Approve School Zone Alignments And Consolidation Of Schools. Motions referred to Robert G James. (crt,Keifer, K) (Entered: 05/06/2009)

May 6, 2009

May 6, 2009

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MOTION to Expedite consideration of 7 MOTION to Approve School Zone Alignments And Consolidation Of Schools by School Board Morehouse Parish. Motions referred to Karen L Hayes. (Attachments: # 1 Text of proposed order)(aty,Katz, Stephen) (Entered: 05/06/2009)

1 Text of proposed order

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May 6, 2009

May 6, 2009

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Motions Transferred regarding 9 MOTION to Expedite consideration of 7 MOTION to Approve School Zone Alignments And Consolidation Of Schools. Motions referred to Robert G James. (crt,Keifer, K)

May 6, 2009

May 6, 2009

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ORDER granting 9 Motion to Expedite. A hearing is set on Defendant's Motion to Approve School Zone Alignments and Consolidation of Schools 7 for May 19, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 5/6/09. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 05/06/2009)

May 6, 2009

May 6, 2009

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Set Deadlines/Hearings as to 7 MOTION to Approve School Zone Alignments And Consolidation Of Schools. Motion Hearing set for 5/19/2009 at 1:30 PM in Monroe, 2nd floor before Judge Robert G James. (crt,DickersonSld, D)

May 6, 2009

May 6, 2009

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MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 7 MOTION to Approve School Zone Alignments And Consolidation Of Schools filed by USA. (Attachments: # 1 US EXHIBIT 1, # 2 US EXHIBIT 2, # 3 US EXHIBIT 3, # 4 US EXHIBIT 4, # 5 Text of proposed)(aty,Goldschmidt, Iris) Modified on 5/18/2009 to edit text (Keifer, K). (Entered: 05/15/2009)

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May 15, 2009

May 15, 2009

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MEMORANDUM in Support re 7 MOTION to Approve School Zone Alignments And Consolidation Of Schools with Certificate of Service filed by School Board Morehouse Parish. (aty,Katz, Stephen) (Entered: 05/15/2009)

May 15, 2009

May 15, 2009

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MINUTES for proceedings held before Judge Robert G James: IN CHAMBERS CONFERENCE with counsel held on 5/19/2009 to discuss the Motion Hearing for today. The Court continued the Motion 7 Hearing to Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 05/19/2009)

May 19, 2009

May 19, 2009

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Set/Reset Deadlines as to 7 MOTION to Approve School Zone Alignments And Consolidation Of Schools. Motion Hearing reset for Thursday, 6/25/2009 at 10:00 AM in Monroe, 2nd floor before Judge Robert G James. (crt,DickersonSld, D)

May 19, 2009

May 19, 2009

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ELECTRONIC MINUTE ENTRY: A Telephone Status Conference is set for 6/17/2009 at 1:00 PM in Monroe, before Judge Robert G James. Counsel for the Department of Justice shall initiate the call and contact Chambers at 318-322-6230 when all parties are present. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 05/19/09. (crt,Floyd, J) (Entered: 05/19/2009)

May 19, 2009

May 19, 2009

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ELECTRONIC MINUTE ENTRY: The motion hearing scheduled for June 25, 2009 is hereby continued without date. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 05/26/09. (crt,Floyd, J) (Entered: 05/26/2009)

May 26, 2009

May 26, 2009

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MINUTES for proceedings held before Chief Judge Robert G James: TELEPHONE STATUS CONFERENCE held on 6/17/2009. Following lengthy discussion of the issues affecting the Court's review of the School board's motion, it was determined that the School Board will use its best efforts to provide the factual information requested by the DOJ to DOJ and the Court by August 31, 2009. with regard to the DOJ's request for impact studies, the School Board will provide all information it can reasonably obtain by August 31, 2009. Other issues were discussed as stated in these minutes. Another telephone status conference will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2009, at 10:00 A.M. to discuss the date provided by the School Board and whether a hearing would be helpful to the Court. If a hearing is necessary, the Court has reserved the date of February 2, 2010. The parties are instructed to contact Ms. May if they had questions or concerns following their receipt of these Minutes. District Judge Telephone Conference set for 9/8/2009 at 10:00 AM before Chief Judge Robert G James. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 06/18/2009)

June 18, 2009

June 18, 2009

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Joint MOTION FOR EXTENSION of Providing of factual information & other data with consent by School Board Morehouse Parish, USA. Motions referred to Karen L Hayes. (Attachments: # 1 Text of proposed order)(aty,Katz, Stephen) Modified on 7/31/2009 to add filer (Reasor, M). (Entered: 07/30/2009)

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July 30, 2009

July 30, 2009

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Motions Transferred regarding 17 Joint MOTION FOR EXTENSION of Providing of factual information & other data with consent. Motions referred to Robert G James. (crt,Reasor, M)

July 30, 2009

July 30, 2009

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ORDER granting 17 Motion to Extend. The date for providing of factual material and other data is extended from August 31, 2009 to September 30, 2009. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 8/3/09. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 08/03/2009)

Aug. 3, 2009

Aug. 3, 2009

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Set Deadlines/Hearings: Compliance Deadline set for 9/30/2009 regarding the providing of factual information and other data. See Order 18 filed 8/3/09. (crt,DickersonSld, D)

Aug. 3, 2009

Aug. 3, 2009

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MINUTE ENTRY: By separate order 18, the Court has extended the deadline for the Morehouse Parish School Board to provide factual information to the Department of Justice from August 31, 2009, to September 30, 2009. Accordingly, the telephone conference currently set for Tuesday, September 8, 2009, at 10:00 A.M., is RE-SET for Monday, October 19, 2009, at 1:00 P.M. At that time, the parties should be prepared to discuss the data provided by the School Board and whether a hearing would be helpful to the Court. ( District Judge Telephone Conference reset for 10/19/2009 at 1:00 PM before Chief Judge Robert G James). Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 8/3/09. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 08/03/2009)

Aug. 3, 2009

Aug. 3, 2009

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RESPONSE (Factual Information Filing) by School Board Morehouse Parish re 16 Minutes. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits)(aty,Katz, Stephen) Modified on 9/28/2009 to edit text (Keifer, K). (Entered: 09/28/2009)

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Sept. 28, 2009

Sept. 28, 2009

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MINUTE ENTRY: re 19 Minute Entry setting telephone status conference. The telephone status conference currently set for October 19, 2009 is RESET for November 4, 2009 at 1:00 pm. Counsel should conference together and contact Chambers at 318-322-6230. ( District Judge Telephone Status Conference re-set for 11/4/2009 at 1:00 PM in Monroe, 2nd floor before Chief Judge Robert G James). Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 10/13/09. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 10/13/2009)

Oct. 13, 2009

Oct. 13, 2009

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NOTICE Of Filing Of Annual Report by School Board Morehouse Parish in response to 2 Memorandum Order. (aty,Katz, Stephen) Modified on 10/16/2009 to edit text (Keifer, K). (Entered: 10/15/2009)

Oct. 15, 2009

Oct. 15, 2009

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RESPONSE in Opposition United States' Reply to the Morehouse Parish School Board's Factual Information Filing by USA. (aty,Goldschmidt, Iris) (Entered: 11/03/2009)

Nov. 3, 2009

Nov. 3, 2009

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MINUTES for proceedings held before Chief Judge Robert G James: TELEPHONE STATUS CONFERENCE held on 11/4/2009. Because this matter is currently set for hearing on February 2, 2010, Mr. Hefner's report should be provided to the Court and to the School Board no later than December 23, 2009, to allow the School board and administrators an opportunity to review the report. Ms. Goldschmidt will contact Mr. Hefner to attempt to reschedule his second visit to Morehouse Parish for November, instead of December. The Court set another telephone status conference for January 19, 2010 at 3:00 pm to discuss Mr. Hefner's report. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 11/05/2009)

Nov. 4, 2009

Nov. 4, 2009

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Set/Reset Hearings: District Judge Telephone Status Conference set for 1/19/2010 at 3:00 PM in Monroe, 2nd floor before Chief Judge Robert G James. (crt,DickersonSld, D)

Nov. 4, 2009

Nov. 4, 2009

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MINUTE ENTRY: In light of the change to Mr. Hefner's schedule, the DOJ's time for submitting Mr. Hefner's report to the Court and the School Board is extended to 1/15/2010. To allow the School Board and administrators an opportunity to review the report, the Status Conference currently set for January 19, 2010 is RE-SET for 2/5/2010 10:00 AM in by phone before Chief Judge Robert G James. Finally, the hearing currently set on February 2, 2010 is RE-SET for 3/9/2010 09:00 AM in Monroe, 2nd floor before Chief Judge Robert G James. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 11/17/09. (crt,Yocum, M) (Entered: 11/17/2009)

Nov. 17, 2009

Nov. 17, 2009

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RESPONSE (Factual Information Filing) by School Board Morehouse Parish re 24 Minutes. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits)(aty,Katz, Stephen) Modified on 12/1/2009 to edit text (Keifer, K). (Entered: 12/01/2009)

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Dec. 1, 2009

Dec. 1, 2009

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ELECTRONIC MINUTE ENTRY: District Judge Status Conference set for 12/9/2009 at 3:00 PM in Chambers before Chief Judge Robert G James. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 12/02/09. (crt,Floyd, J) (Entered: 12/02/2009)

Dec. 2, 2009

Dec. 2, 2009

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MINUTES for proceedings held before Chief Judge Robert G James: STATUS CONFERENCE held on 12/10/2009 to discuss Morehouse Parish School Boards Motion to Approve School Zone Realignments and Consolidation of Schools 7 . ( Compliance Deadline reset for 1/29/2010 for Mr. Hefner to submit his studies and report to parties. District Judge Miscellaneous Hearing reset for 3/22/2010 at 9:00 AM in Monroe, 2nd floor before Chief Judge Robert G James and a District Judge Telephone Conference reset for 2/19/2010 at 10:00 AM in Monroe, 2nd floor before Chief Judge Robert G James). (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 12/10/2009)

Dec. 10, 2009

Dec. 10, 2009

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MOTION to Take Deposition from Tom Thrower, Phillip Mcready and 2 other Board members by USA. Motions referred to Karen L Hayes. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum / Brief, # 2 Text of proposed order, # 3 certificate of service)(aty,Goldschmidt, Iris) (Entered: 12/23/2009)

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Dec. 23, 2009

Dec. 23, 2009

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Motions Transferred regarding 29 MOTION to Take Deposition from Tom Thrower, Phillip Mcready and 2 other Board members. Motions referred to Robert G James. (crt,Reasor, M)

Dec. 28, 2009

Dec. 28, 2009

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MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 29 MOTION to Take Deposition from Tom Thrower, Phillip Mcready and 2 other Board members filed by School Board Morehouse Parish. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits)(aty,Katz, Stephen) (Entered: 12/29/2009)

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Dec. 29, 2009

Dec. 29, 2009

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ORDER denying as moot 29 Motion to Take Deposition. Counsel for the United States of America and the Morehouse Parish School Board jointly contacted Chambers to notify the Court that the parties have resolved their dispute. The USA does not intend to depose witnesses regarding the magnet school at this time, but reserves its right to see to depose witnesses on this issue as part of the unitary status review. Counsel are urged to contact Chambers if a dispute arises during the depositions as to the number or identity of persons to be deposed or as to the scope of the depositions. At that time, either the Court or the Magistrate Judge will address these issues with counsel. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 1/7/2010. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 01/07/2010)

Jan. 7, 2010

Jan. 7, 2010

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MINUTE ENTRY: re 28 Status Conference. The deadline for submission of a report by the Department of Justice's expert, Mike Hefner is extended from January 29, 2010, to February 12, 2010. Once Mr. Hefner's report is submitted, the parties should contact Chambers if they anticipate any issues that will need to be addressed in the February 19, 2010 telephone status conference. Once the Court reviews Mr. Hefner's report, it will contact counsel if additional information is needed.( Compliance Deadline reset for 2/12/2010). Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 1/28/10. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 01/28/2010)

Jan. 28, 2010

Jan. 28, 2010

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MINUTE ENTRY: re 32 Minute Entry setting deadlines. Compliance Deadline reset for 2/17/2010 for submission of a report by the Department of Justice's expert. Once report is submitted, the Court will contact counsel if additional information is needed. The parties should contact Chambers if they anticipate any issues that will need to be addressed in the February 19, 2010 telephone status conference. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 2/9/2010. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 02/09/2010)

Feb. 9, 2010

Feb. 9, 2010

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RESPONSE Submission of Expert Report of Michael C. Hefner by USA re 32 Minute Entry. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits)(aty,Goldschmidt, Iris) Modified on 2/17/2010 to create link (Keifer, K). (Entered: 02/17/2010)

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Feb. 17, 2010

Feb. 17, 2010

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MINUTES for proceedings held before Chief Judge Robert G James: TELEPHONE CONFERENCE held on 2/19/2010. After reviewing the report and considering the issues before it, the Court has determined that mediation would be appropriate in this case. Therefore, the matter is REFERRED to Magistrate Judge Hayes to conduct a mediation on a date and at a time convenient to her, but prior to the March 22nd hearing. The mediate will address the pending Motion and all related matters, including the discovery issues raised by the DOJ. The parties agreed that the March 22, 2010, hearing date remain in place. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 02/19/2010)

Feb. 19, 2010

Feb. 19, 2010

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ORDER FOR SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE: Settlement Conference set for 3/8/2010 at 9:00 AM in Monroe, 3rd floor before Magistrate Judge Karen L Hayes. Confidential Conference Statements due 3/4/2010. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karen L Hayes on 2/22/10. (crt,Crawford, A) (Entered: 02/22/2010)

Feb. 22, 2010

Feb. 22, 2010

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RESPONSE Submission of Amendment of United States' Expert Report by USA. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits)(aty,Goldschmidt, Iris) Modified on 2/24/2010 to edit text (Keifer, K). (Entered: 02/23/2010)

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Feb. 23, 2010

Feb. 23, 2010

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RESPONSE SUMBISSION OF UNITED STATES' REVISED EXPERT REPORT by USA. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits, # 2 Exhibits)(aty,Goldschmidt, Iris) (Entered: 03/01/2010)

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March 1, 2010

March 1, 2010

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MINUTES for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Karen L Hayes: SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE held on 3/8/2010, No settlement was reached. Hearing remains set for March 22, 2010, and is expected to last 2 to 3 days. Prehearing briefs remain due on March 15, 2010. Parties' final exhibit lists and witness lists due with the courtroom clerk and law clerk on or before March 18, 2010. Counsel are to provide the court and each other with copies of all exhibits no later than March 18th as well. The government has not yet served any requests for admission. If same are served, counsel will file a motion to shorten the response time, with a request for expedited consideration. Given the number of pages of exhibits, counsel were strongly encouraged to have the exhibits burned on to cd, compatible with the court's Indata Trial Director program, and to furnish the cd's to the courtroom clerk, Debbie Dickerson, on or before March 18, 2010. ( Exhibit List due by 3/18/2010., Prehearing Briefs due by 3/15/2010., Witness List due by 3/18/2010.). (jud,Hayes, Karen) (Entered: 03/08/2010)

March 8, 2010

March 8, 2010

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SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 7 MOTION to Approve School Zone Alignments And Consolidation Of Schools AND IN SUPPORT OF ITS MAY 15, 2009 OPPOSITION filed by USA. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I, # 10 Exhibit J, # 11 Exhibit K)(aty,Goldschmidt, Iris) Modified on 3/16/2010 to edit text (Keifer, K). (Entered: 03/15/2010)

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March 15, 2010

March 15, 2010

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TRIAL BRIEF (Prehearing Brief Of Morehouse Parish School Board) by School Board Morehouse Parish. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits)(aty,Katz, Stephen) Modified on 3/16/2010 to reflect deficient status (Keifer, K). Modified on 3/17/2010 to remove deficient status. See 44 Corrective Document for Table of Contents / Authorities. (Yocum, M) (Entered: 03/15/2010)

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March 15, 2010

March 15, 2010

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by USA re 40 Supplemental Memorandum in Opposition to Motion,, (aty,Goldschmidt, Iris) (Entered: 03/15/2010)

March 15, 2010

March 15, 2010

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NOTICE of Deficiency to Stephen J Katz on behalf of School Board Morehouse Parish regarding 41 Prehearing Brief. Reason: A table of contents and table of cases, statutes and other authorities is required for a brief which exceeds ten pages. (crt,Keifer, K) (Entered: 03/16/2010)

March 16, 2010

March 16, 2010

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CORRECTIVE DOCUMENT entitled Morehouse Parish School Board's Supplement To Prehearing Brief Setting Forth Table Of Authorities And Table Of Contents filed by School Board Morehouse Parish regarding 41 Trial Brief. (aty,Katz, Stephen) (Entered: 03/16/2010)

March 16, 2010

March 16, 2010

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MINUTE ENTRY: Telephone Status Conference set for 3/19/2010 at 02:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Karen L Hayes to discuss the procedures for the hearing. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 03/18/10. (crt,Yocum, M) (Entered: 03/18/2010)

March 18, 2010

March 18, 2010

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NOTICE of Appearance by Janice E Hebert on behalf of USA (aty,Hebert, Janice) Modified on 3/22/2010 to reflect deficient status (Keifer, K). Modified on 3/23/2010 to remove deficient status; see 55 Corrective Document (Keifer, K). (Entered: 03/19/2010)

March 19, 2010

March 19, 2010

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MOTION to Expedite Leave to Call Billy James Ravon and Alvin Williams as Witnesses for the United States by USA. Motions referred to Karen L Hayes. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum / Brief, # 2 Certificate re efforts to resolve-LR 37.1, # 3 certificate of service, # 4 Text of proposed order)(aty,Goldschmidt, Iris) (Entered: 03/21/2010)

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March 21, 2010

March 21, 2010

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Motions Transferred regarding 47 MOTION to Expedite Leave to Call Billy James Ravon and Alvin Williams as Witnesses for the United States. Motions referred to Robert G James. (crt,Keifer, K)

March 21, 2010

March 21, 2010

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NOTICE of Deficiency to Janice E Hebert on behalf of USA regarding 46 Notice of Appearance. Reason: This document is not accompanied by a certificate of service. (crt,Keifer, K) (Entered: 03/22/2010)

March 22, 2010

March 22, 2010

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MINUTES for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Karen L Hayes: STATUS CONFERENCE held on 3/19/2010. Procedures for hearing set for 3/22/10 were discussed. No special or unusual procedures needed. Counsel noted that there will be an issue regarding the government's addition of three newly identified witnesses to its witness list late Thursday afternoon (3/18/10). The defendant objects. Counsel instructed to take the matter up with Judge James prior to the hearing. (jud,Hayes, Karen) (Entered: 03/22/2010)

March 22, 2010

March 22, 2010

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MINUTES for proceedings held before Chief Judge Robert G James: IN CHAMBERS CONFERENCE held to discuss pretrial matters regarding the Miscellaneous Hearing on 3/22/2010;denying 47 Motion to Expedite. MISCELLANEOUS HEARING held on 3/22/2010 regarding Defendant's Motion 7 . After testimony and evidence this matter is continued without date. Telephone status conference set for Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 3:00 P.M. Mr. Katz is to initiate the call to Chambers at 318-322-6230. (Court Reporter: Debbie Lowery) (crt,Dickerson, D) (Entered: 03/22/2010)

March 22, 2010

March 22, 2010

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WITNESS LIST filed (restricted access) by School Board Morehouse Parish. (crt,Dickerson, D) (Entered: 03/22/2010)

March 22, 2010

March 22, 2010

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EXHIBIT LIST by USA. (crt,Dickerson, D) (Entered: 03/22/2010)

March 22, 2010

March 22, 2010

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EXHIBIT LIST by School Board Morehouse Parish. (crt,Dickerson, D) (Entered: 03/22/2010)

March 22, 2010

March 22, 2010

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MINUTE ENTRY: Today's hearing was continued without date. A telephone status conference is set for Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 3:00 P.M. to discuss the meeting between Department of Justice's Expert, Mike Hefner, and the employees of the Morehouse Parish School Board. At the conclusion of the conference, the Court will determine if it is necessary to re-set the hearing. ( District Judge Telephone Status Conference set for 3/23/2010 at 3:00 PM before Chief Judge Robert G James). Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 3/22/10. (crt,Dickerson, D) (Entered: 03/22/2010)

March 22, 2010

March 22, 2010

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CORRECTIVE DOCUMENT entitled Certificate of Service filed by USA regarding 46 Notice of Appearance. (aty,Hebert, Janice) (Entered: 03/23/2010)

March 23, 2010

March 23, 2010

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MINUTES for proceedings held before Chief Judge Robert G James: TELEPHONE STATUS CONFERENCE held on 3/23/2010. At the request of the Court, DOJ's expert, Mr. Hefner, has been meeting today with School Board employees. Parties believe that progress toward achieving an acceptable plan is being made. Mr. Hefner is going to continue to meet with the School Board tomorrow and will prepare a report for DOJ. Given the status of the parties' efforts to reach a resolution, the Court will not re-set the hearing on the School Board's Motion to Approve at this time. Instead, a telephone status conference is set on Thursday, April 1, 2010, at 10:30 A.M. Ms. Goldschmidt will not be available on that date, but Mr. Dann will represent DOJ. Mr. Dann and and Mr. Katz should contact Chambers at (318)322-6230 at the appointed time.( District Judge Status Conference set for 4/1/2010 at 10:30 AM before Chief Judge Robert G James). (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 03/24/2010)

March 23, 2010

March 23, 2010

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MINUTES for proceedings held before Chief Judge Robert G James: TELEPHONE STATUS CONFERENCE held on 4/1/2010 to discuss Morehouse Parish School Board's Motion to Approve School Zone Realignments and Consolidation of Schools 7 . The parties indicated that they have agreed to a proposed plan and are in the process of filing the proposed plan with the Court. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 04/01/2010)

April 1, 2010

April 1, 2010

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PROPOSED AGREED ORDER by USA and School Board Morehouse Parish re 7 Motion to Approve School Zone Realignments and Consolidation of Schools. (Attachments: # 1 Notice of manual attachment)(aty,Katz, Stephen) Modified on 4/5/2010 to edit text (Keifer, K). (Entered: 04/01/2010)

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April 1, 2010

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MANUAL ATTACHMENT Received from Stephen J Katz on behalf of School Board Morehouse Parish regarding 58 Proposed Order/Judgment. Attachments sent to Monroe division. (crt,Crawford, A)

April 5, 2010

April 5, 2010

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AGREED ORDER by USA and School Board Morehouse Parish re 7 MOTION to Approve School Zone Alignments And Consolidation Of Schools. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 4/12/10. (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Manuel Attachment (B)(crt,Dickerson, D) (Entered: 04/12/2010)

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April 12, 2010

April 12, 2010

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REMARK: Document Nos. 60 8/1/1969 FINDINGS OF FACT, CONCLUSIONS AND DECREE, 61 11/4/1969 DECREE, 62 8/17/1970 ORDER, & 63 8/6/1971 CONSENT DECREE pleadings have been entered into the record for purposes of availability. Documents are the entered as the first pleadings available on the docket sheet due to file date. (crt,Yocum, M)

April 13, 2010

April 13, 2010

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Joint MOTION to Amend/Correct 59 Order with consent by School Board Morehouse Parish and USA. Motions referred to Karen L Hayes. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Agreed Order)(aty,Katz, Stephen) Modified filers and text on 5/25/2010 (Yocum, M). (Entered: 05/24/2010)

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May 24, 2010

May 24, 2010

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Motions Transferred regarding 64 Joint MOTION to Amend/Correct 59 Agreed Order with consent. Motions referred to Robert G James. (crt,Yocum, M)

May 25, 2010

May 25, 2010

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AGREED ORDER granting 64 Motion to Amend/Correct 59 AGREED ORDER by USA and School Board Morehouse Parish re 7 MOTION to Approve School Zone Alignments And Consolidation Of Schools. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 5/25/10. (crt,Smith, C) (Entered: 05/25/2010)

May 25, 2010

May 25, 2010

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NOTICE of Filing of Annual Report with Exhibits by School Board Morehouse Parish. (aty,Katz, Stephen) Modified on 10/15/2010 to edit text (Keifer, K). (Entered: 10/15/2010)

Oct. 15, 2010

Oct. 15, 2010

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MINUTE ENTRY: In prior status conferences with the Court, the Department of Justice ("DOJ") and the Morehouse Parish School Board ("School Board") agreed to focus on the issues of school closures, student assignments, and the finances of the School Board. However, in the long term, the Court asked that counsel consider the steps necessary for this parish to achieve unitary status. Both DOJ and the School board expressed a willingness to work towards that goal once the student assignment issues were resolved. Thus, the Court finds it appropriate to ORDER, on its own motion, that the DOJ begin a unitary status review in this case. The DOJ must file a status report with the Court no later than May 31, 2011, indicating its 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. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 2/25/11. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 02/28/2011)

Feb. 28, 2011

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Set/Reset Deadlines: DOJ's Status Report due by 5/31/2011. (crt,DickersonSld, D)

Feb. 28, 2011

Feb. 28, 2011

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MOTION FOR EXTENSION of Timelines for Status Report and Memorandum in Response with consent by USA, School Board Morehouse Parish. Motions referred to Karen L Hayes. (Attachments: # 1 Text of proposed order)(aty,Goldschmidt, Iris) Modified to add filer on 5/13/2011. (Putch, A) (Entered: 05/12/2011)

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May 12, 2011

May 12, 2011

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Motions Transferred regarding 68 MOTION FOR EXTENSION of Timelines for Status Report and Memorandum in Response with consent. Motions referred to Robert G James. (crt,Putch, A)

May 12, 2011

May 12, 2011

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MOTION to Approve School Choice Plan with included Memorandum in Support, Certificate Of Objection & Certificate of Service by School Board Morehouse Parish. Motions referred to Karen L Hayes. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits, # 2 Text of proposed order)(aty,Katz, Stephen) Modified to edit text on 5/16/2011. (Putch, A) (Entered: 05/13/2011)

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May 13, 2011

May 13, 2011

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ORDER granting 68 Motion for Extension of Timelines for Status Report and Memorandum in Response. Status Report due by 8/29/2011. Memorandum in Response to Status Report due 14 days from the date the DOJ's status report is filed. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 05/13/11. (crt,Yocum, M) (Entered: 05/13/2011)

May 13, 2011

May 13, 2011

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Motions Transferred regarding 69 MOTION Approve School Choice Plan. Motions referred to Robert G James. (crt,Putch, A)

May 13, 2011

May 13, 2011

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ORDER granting 69 Motion to Approve School Choice Plan. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the Morehouse Parish School Board's School Choice Plan is allowed within the desegregation decree of this Court and the Order of may 25, 2010. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 5/18/11. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 05/18/2011)

May 18, 2011

May 18, 2011

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MOTION FOR EXTENSION of Time to File Status Report with consent by USA. Motions referred to Karen L Hayes. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Text of proposed order, # 4 Certificate of Conferral)(aty,Goldschmidt, Iris) Modified to edit text on 8/29/2011. (Putch, A) (Entered: 08/29/2011)

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4 Certificate re efforts to resolve-LR 37.1 Certificate of Conferral

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Aug. 29, 2011

Aug. 29, 2011

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Motions Transferred regarding 72 MOTION FOR EXTENSION of Time to File Status Report with consent. Motions referred to Robert G James. (crt,Putch, A)

Aug. 29, 2011

Aug. 29, 2011

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ORDER granting 72 Motion to Extend. The Plaintiff, United States of America, through the Department of Justice, is directed to file its status report no later than November 11, 2011, and Defendant, Morehouse Parish School Board, shall file a memorandum in response no later than fourteen (14) days after the Department of Justice 's status report filing if the Board elects to file a response. (Status Report due by 11/11/2011). Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 8/30/11. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 08/30/2011)

Aug. 30, 2011

Aug. 30, 2011

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STATUS REPORT (Annual Report) by School Board Morehouse Parish. (aty,Katz, Stephen) (Entered: 10/13/2011)

Oct. 13, 2011

Oct. 13, 2011

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STATUS REPORT United States' Status Report by USA. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Attach A, # 2 Exhibit Attach B, # 3 Exhibit Attach C, # 4 Exhibit Attach D, # 5 Exhibit Attach E, # 6 Exhibit Attach F, # 7 Exhibit Attach G, # 8 Exhibit Attach H, # 9 Exhibit Attach I, # 10 Exhibit Attach J, # 11 Exhibit Attach K, # 12 Exhibit Attach L, # 13 Exhibit Attach M, # 14 Exhibit Attach N, # 15 Exhibit Attach O, # 16 Exhibit Attach P, # 17 Exhibit Attach Q, # 18 Exhibit Attach R, # 19 Exhibit Attach S, # 20 Exhibit Attach T, # 21 Exhibit Attach U, # 22 Exhibit Attach V, # 23 Exhibit Attach W, # 24 Exhibit Attach X, # 25 Exhibit Attach Y, # 26 Exhibit Attach Z, # 27 Exhibit Attach AA, # 28 Exhibit Attach BB, # 29 Exhibit Attach CC, # 30 Exhibit Attach DD, # 31 Exhibit Attach EE, # 32 Exhibit Attach FF)(aty,Goldschmidt, Iris) (Entered: 11/14/2011)

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24 Exhibit Attach X

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25 Exhibit Attach Y

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26 Exhibit Attach Z

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27 Exhibit Attach AA

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28 Exhibit Attach BB

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29 Exhibit Attach CC

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30 Exhibit Attach DD

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31 Exhibit Attach EE

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32 Exhibit Attach FF

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Nov. 14, 2011

Nov. 14, 2011

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RESPONSE of Morehouse Parish School Board To United States' Status Report with Certificate of Service by School Board Morehouse Parish re 75 Status Report. (aty,Katz, Stephen) Modified to edit text on 11/29/2011. (Putch, A) (Entered: 11/28/2011)

Nov. 28, 2011

Nov. 28, 2011

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MINUTE ENTRY: Since 2009, the DOJ, its expert, and the School board have been working together to address school closures, student assignments, and the finances of the District. For the past year, the parties have continued to correspond in an attempt to resolve all unitary status issues. However, as summarized, it appears that they agree only that the District is unitary in the area of extracurricular activities. Given the hours expended in discussions, the number of documents produced by the School board, the completion of an on-site visit,the report of the expert, and the number of interviews and depositions the DOJ has conducted, the Court believes that this case should be in a posture to reach resolution. Therefore, no later than March 30, 2012, the parties shall file (1) a joint proposed consent order on any unitary status issues which can be resolved and/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 3/30/2012). Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 2/10/12. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 02/10/2012)

Feb. 10, 2012

Feb. 10, 2012

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MOTION for Settlement styled as Joint Motion for Approval of Agreed Order by USA. Motions referred to Karen L Hayes. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Agreed Order)(aty,Goldschmidt, Iris) Modified to edit text on 3/27/2012. (Putch, A) (Entered: 03/27/2012)

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March 27, 2012

March 27, 2012

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Motions Transferred regarding 78 MOTION for Settlement styled as Joint Motion for Approval of Agreed Order. Motions referred to Robert G James. (crt,Putch, A)

March 27, 2012

March 27, 2012

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AGREED ORDER granting 78 Motion for Settlement as stated in this Order. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 3/29/12. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 03/29/2012)

March 29, 2012

March 29, 2012

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MOTION to Substitute Attorney Katherine W. Vincent in place of Janice E. Hebert by USA. Motions referred to Karen L Hayes. (Attachments: # 1 Text of proposed order)(aty,Hebert, Janice) (Entered: 04/30/2012)

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April 30, 2012

April 30, 2012

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ORDER granting 80 Motion to Substitute Attorney. Attorney Janice E Hebert terminated. Attorney Katherine W Vincent added as counsel for United States of America. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karen L Hayes on 5/2/12. (crt,Crawford, A) (Entered: 05/02/2012)

May 2, 2012

May 2, 2012

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MOTION FOR EXTENSION of Deadlines re 79 Agreed Order with consent by School Board Morehouse Parish. Motions referred to Karen L Hayes. (Attachments: # 1 Text of proposed order, # 2 with Certificate of Mailing, # 3 Consent Certificate - No Opposition w/Cert. of Mailing)(aty,Katz, Stephen) Modified on 5/23/2012 to edit text and to create link. (Putch, A) (Entered: 05/22/2012)

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3 Consent Certificate - No Opposition w/Cert. of Mailing

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May 22, 2012

May 22, 2012

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Motions Transferred regarding 82 MOTION FOR EXTENSION of Deadlines re 79 Agreed Order. Motions referred to Robert G James. (crt,Putch, A)

May 22, 2012

May 22, 2012

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ORDER granting 82 Motion for Extension. Compliance Deadline set for 9/5/2012. Second Compliance Deadline set for 10/5/2012. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 5/24/12. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 05/24/2012)

May 24, 2012

May 24, 2012

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Case Details

State / Territory: Louisiana

Case Type(s):

School Desegregation

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 10, 1969

Closing Date: March 4, 2013

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

United States Department of Justice

Plaintiff Type(s):

U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Morehouse Parish School Board (Morehouse), 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

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 1969 - 2013

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Busing

Student assignment

Remedial education

Hire

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Reporting

Monitor/Master

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

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

Required disclosure

Issues

General:

Buildings

Disciplinary procedures

Disparate Impact

Disparate Treatment

Education

Funding

Language access/needs

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