United States v. Montgomery County Bd. of Educ. - 395 U.S. 225 (1969)
U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Montgomery County Bd. of Educ., 395 U.S. 225 (1969)
United States v. Montgomery County Board of Education
Argued April 28, 1969
Decided June 2, 1969
395 U.S. 225
This action was commenced in May, 1964, to obtain integration in the Montgomery County, Alabama, public schools. The District Judge issued his initial order in 1964 requiring integration of certain grades and followed this by yearly proceedings, with reports by the school board and hearings, opinions, and court orders. The 1968 court order dealt, among other things, with faculty and staff desegregation and provided that the school board must move toward a goal whereby, "in each school, the ratio of white to Negro faculty members is substantially the same as it is throughout the system." A panel of the Court of Appeals modified the order. A petition for rehearing en banc was denied by an equally divided Court of Appeals.
Held: The District Judge's order is approved as written by him. Pp. 395 U. S. 231-237.
400 F.2d 1, reversed and remanded.