Bush v. Orleans Parish School Board,
364 U.S. 500 (1960)

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Bush v. Orleans Parish School Board, 364 U.S. 500 (1960)

Bush v. Orleans Parish School Board,

Decided December 12, 1960*

364 U.S. 500


A three-judge Federal District Court declared unconstitutional, and temporarily enjoined enforcement of, a series of enactments of the Louisiana Legislature designed to prevent partial desegregation of the races in certain public schools in New Orleans pursuant to an earlier federal court order. It was contended, inter alia, that the State of Louisiana had "interposed itself in the field of public education over which it has exclusive control," and motions were made for a stay of the injunction pending direct appeal to this Court.

Held: this contention and others made in the motions are without substance, and the motions for stay are denied.

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