Alexander v. Holmes County Bd. of Ed.,
396 U.S. 1218 (1969)

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Alexander v. Holmes County Bd. of Ed., 396 U.S. 1218 (1969)

Alexander v. Holmes County Board of Education

Decided September 5, 1969

396 U.S. 1218


On July 3, 1969, the Court of Appeals entered an order requiring the submission of new plans to be effective this fall to accelerate desegregation in 33 Mississippi school districts. On August 28, on motion of the Department of Justice, that court suspended the July 3 order and postponed the date for submission of new plans to December 1, 1969. The application to vacate the suspension of the July 3 order is denied. Although MR. JUSTICE BLACK believes that the "all deliberate speed" standard is no longer relevant, and that unitary school systems should be instituted without further delay, he recognizes that, in certain respects, his views go beyond anything the Court has held, and he reluctantly upholds the lower court's order.

See: 417 F.2d 852.

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