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Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education
Crystal D. Meredith, Custodial Parent and Next Friend of Joshua Ryan McDonald v. Jefferson County Board of Education, et al.
Equal Protection, Public Schools, Racial Diversity, Fourteenth Amendment
- Should Grutter v. Bollinger, 539 U.S. 306 (2003) and Regents of University of California v. Bakke, 438 U.S. 268 (1978) and Gratz v.
Bollinger, 539 U.S. 244 (2003) be overturned and/or misapplied by the Respondent, the Jefferson County
Board of Education to use race as the sole factor to assign students to the regular
(non-traditional) schools in the Jefferson County Public Schools?
- Whether the race-conscious Student Assignment Plan with mechanical and
inflexible quota systems of not less than 15% nor greater than 50% of African
American students without individually or holistic review of any student, meets the
Fourteenth Amendment requirement of the use of race which is a compelling
interest narrowly tailored with strict scrutiny.
- Did the District Court abuse and/or exceed its remedial judicial authority in
maintaining desegregative attractiveness in the Public Schools of Jefferson County,
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