North Carolina State Bd. of Educ. v. Swann
402 U.S. 43 (1971)

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North Carolina State Bd. of Educ. v. Swann, 402 U.S. 43 (1971)

North Carolina State Board of Education v. Swann

No. 498

Argued October 13, 1970

Decided April 20, 1971

402 U.S. 43

Syllabus

North Carolina's Anti-Busing Law, which flatly forbids assignment of any student on account of race or for the purpose of creating a racial balance or ratio in the schools and which prohibits busing for such purposes, held invalid as preventing implementation of desegregation plans required by the Fourteenth Amendment. Pp. 402 U. S. 45-46.

312 F.Supp. 503, affirmed.

BURGER, C.J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.

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