Board of Ed. of Los Angeles v. Superior CourtAnnotate this Case
448 U.S. 1343 (1980)
U.S. Supreme Court
Board of Ed. of Los Angeles v. Superior Court, 448 U.S. 1343 (1980)
Board of Ed. of Los Angeles v. Superior Court
Decided September 12, 1980
448 U.S. 1343
An application to stay, pending consideration of a petition for certiorari, the California Supreme Court's order which left standing a lower court's order requiring mandatory reassignment and busing of upwards of 80,000 first- through ninth-grade students attending approximately 165 elementary and junior high schools in the Los Angeles school system, is denied. Although this Court would probably have jurisdiction over the present action should a petition for certiorari be filed by the applicant Board, nevertheless it is unlikely that four Justices of this Court would vote to grant certiorari in this case, and a stay granted less than a week before the scheduled opening of school, when school officials and state courts are still trying to put in place the final pieces of a desegregation plan, would not be a proper exercise of the function of a Circuit Justice.