Case: Bennett v. Madison County Board of Education

5:22-cv-00613 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

Filed Date: 1963

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Case Summary

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This was a longstanding school desegregation case. On July 6, 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Madison County Board of Education reached an agreement for the school district to take action to provide equal educational opportunities for its Black students.

People

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Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Aronowitz, Paula (District of Columbia)

Barrett, St. John (District of Columbia)

Chernock, Harry J. (District of Columbia)

Greene, Harold H. (District of Columbia)

Horowitz, Harold W. (District of Columbia)

Johnson, Mordecai (South Carolina)

Marer, Alan G. (District of Columbia)

Marlin, David H. (District of Columbia)

Marshall, Burke (District of Columbia)

Ortenberg, Reuben (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Aronowitz, Paula (District of Columbia)

Barrett, St. John (District of Columbia)

Chernock, Harry J. (District of Columbia)

Greene, Harold H. (District of Columbia)

Horowitz, Harold W. (District of Columbia)

Johnson, Mordecai (South Carolina)

Marer, Alan G. (District of Columbia)

Marlin, David H. (District of Columbia)

Marshall, Burke (District of Columbia)

Ortenberg, Reuben (District of Columbia)

Weaver, Macon L. (Alabama)

Willcox, Alanson W. (District of Columbia)

Yourman, Edwin H. (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

Ross, Alexander C. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

63-cv-00023

Memorandum for the United States in Opposition to Defendants' Motions to Dismiss

USA v. Madison County Board of Education

March 1, 1963

March 1, 1963

Pleading / Motion / Brief

Brief for Appellant

USA v. Madison County Board of Education

Sept. 1, 1963

Sept. 1, 1963

Pleading / Motion / Brief

Investigation File

Bennett v. Madison County, Alabama Board of Education

No Court

Aug. 19, 1966

Aug. 19, 1966

Correspondence

28920

[USCA Opinion]

Bennet v. Madison County Board of Education

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

437 F.2d 554

Dec. 30, 1970

Dec. 30, 1970

Order/Opinion
199

5:22-cv-00613

Consent Order

July 5, 2022

July 5, 2022

Order/Opinion

5:22-cv-00613

Notice of Motion and Motion to Amend and Supplement Orders

Bennett v. Madison Count Board of Education

None

None

Notice Letter

Complaint

USA v. Madison County Board of Education

None

None

Complaint

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17162626/bennett-v-madison-county-board-of-education/

Last updated July 29, 2022, 3:07 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
184

MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER - For the reasons discussed above, the Court grants the Madison County Board's Motion for Approval of Grade Configuration New Hope Schools. (Doc. 183 ). The Board may implement the proposals discussed in that motion for the 202021 school year. Signed by Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala on 5/12/2020. (KEK) (Entered: 05/13/2020)

May 13, 2020

May 13, 2020

RECAP
185

STATUS REPORT - Madison County Board of Education's 2020 Annual Report to Court by Madison County Board of Education. filed by Madison County Board of Education (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Enrollment Report by School, Sex and Race, # 2 Exhibit Certified Personnel Racial Staffing Report, # 3 Exhibit Support Personnel Racial Staffing Report, # 4 Exhibit Student Transfers)(Thompson, Cynthia) (Entered: 10/15/2020)

Oct. 15, 2020

Oct. 15, 2020

PACER
186

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by George A. Moore, Christopher W. Weston, and the law firm of Johnston, Moore & Weston f/k/a Johnston, Moore & Thompson by Madison County Board of Education. (Weston, Christopher) (Entered: 01/29/2021)

Jan. 29, 2021

Jan. 29, 2021

PACER
187

TEXT ORDER: The Court grants Attorneys George A. Moore's and Christopher William Weston's motion to withdraw as counsel of record in this action. (Doc. 186 ). Signed by Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala on 2/1/2021. (YMB) (Entered: 02/01/2021)

Feb. 1, 2021

Feb. 1, 2021

PACER
188

MOTION Motion for Approval of Grade Configuration and Attendance Zone for New Hope Area Schools by Madison County Board of Education. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C)(Thompson, Cynthia) (Entered: 04/29/2021)

April 29, 2021

April 29, 2021

PACER
189

MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER - For the reasons discussed above, the Court grants the Madison County Board's Motion for Approval of Grade Configuration and Attendance Zone for New Hope Area Schools. (Doc. 188 ). The Board may move the Owens Cross Roads Elementary School 5th and 6th grade classes to New Hope Elementary School beginning with the 20212022 school year. Signed by Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala on 5/10/2021. (KEK) (Entered: 05/10/2021)

May 10, 2021

May 10, 2021

RECAP
190

NOTICE by Madison County Board of Education - Madison County Board of Education's 2021 Annual Report to Court (Attachments: # 1 Enrollment Report, # 2 Certified Personnel Racial Staffing Report, # 3 Support Personnel (Classified) Racial Staffing Report, # 4 Student Transfer Requests)(Thompson, Cynthia) (Entered: 10/15/2021)

Oct. 15, 2021

Oct. 15, 2021

PACER
191

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney Peter W. Beauchamp by United States of America. (Beauchamp, Peter) (Entered: 01/10/2022)

Jan. 10, 2022

Jan. 10, 2022

PACER
192

TEXT ORDER: The Court grants Attorney Peter W. Beauchamp's motion to withdraw as counsel of record in this action. (Doc. 191 ). Signed by Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala on 1/11/2022. (YMB) (Entered: 01/11/2022)

Jan. 11, 2022

Jan. 11, 2022

PACER
193

NOTICE by Keith Ellison, James Turnage of Joint Motion to Approve Amended Consent Order (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Amended Consent Order)(Quereshi, Ajmel) Modified on 2/9/2022 (KEK). (Entered: 02/09/2022)

1

View on RECAP

Feb. 9, 2022

Feb. 9, 2022

RECAP
194

NOTICE of Appearance by GeDa' Lea Jones Herbert on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Jones Herbert, GeDa') (Entered: 03/25/2022)

March 25, 2022

March 25, 2022

PACER
195

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney for Ajmel Quereshi by Keith Ellison, James Turnage. (Quereshi, Ajmel) (Entered: 03/25/2022)

March 25, 2022

March 25, 2022

PACER
196

TEXT ORDER: The parties have filed a Joint Motion to Approve Amended Consent Order. (Doc. 193 ). The Court sets this matter for a teleconference at 11:00AM CST on April 12, 2022. Counsel of record please dial 877-873-8018 and enter access code 5313999 to participate in the call. Signed by Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala on 3/25/2022. (KEK) (Entered: 03/25/2022)

March 25, 2022

March 25, 2022

PACER
197

TEXT ORDER: The Court grants Attorney Ajmel Quereshi's motion to withdraw as counsel of record in this action. (Doc. 195 ). Signed by Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala on 3/25/2022. (YMB) (Entered: 03/25/2022)

March 25, 2022

March 25, 2022

PACER
198

TEXT ORDER: The Telephone Conference currently set for Tuesday, 4/12/2022 at 11:00 AM is reset for 9:30 AM, on that same date. Counsel shall please dial 877-873-8018 and enter access code 5313999 to participate in the conference. Signed by Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala on 4/11/2022. (YMB) (Entered: 04/11/2022)

April 11, 2022

April 11, 2022

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala: Telephone Conference held on 4/12/2022. (Court Reporter Leah Turner.) (JLC)

April 12, 2022

April 12, 2022

PACER
199

CONSENT ORDER. Signed by Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala on 7/5/2022. (KEK) (Entered: 07/05/2022)

July 5, 2022

July 5, 2022

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Alabama

Case Type(s):

School Desegregation

Special Collection(s):

Civil Rights Division Archival Collection

Key Dates

Filing Date: 1963