Dowell v. Board of Education - 396 U.S. 269 (1969)


U.S. Supreme Court

Dowell v. Board of Education, 396 U.S. 269 (1969)

Dowell v. Board of Education of Oklahoma City Public Schools

No. 603

Decided December 15, 1969

396 U.S. 269

Syllabus

The District Court approved a school board's desegregation proposal to revise school boundaries effective at the start of the school year and ordered the board to submit a complete desegregation plan within two months thereafter. Intervenors appealed with respect to the boundary provision and sought a stay of its effectuation. The Court of Appeals summarily vacated the District Court's order as inappropriate except as part of an overall plan.

Held: The Court of Appeals should have allowed the implementation of the proposal, as to which petitioners did not object, pending argument and decision of the appeal. Alexander v. Holmes County Board, ante, p. 396 U. S. 19.

Certiorari granted; vacated and remanded.



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