Published Online: April 7, 2009
Published in Print: April 8, 2009, as Federal Appeals Court Upholds Ruling on Little Rock Desegregation

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Ruling on Little Rock Desegregation

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A federal appeals court has upheld a judge’s ruling that the Little Rock school district has met terms of a long-standing desegregation order.

A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in St. Louis, ruled unanimously on April 2 that a lawyer representing a group of black parents and students did not present sufficient evidence to warrant overturning a 2007 ruling by U.S. District Court Judge William R. Wilson Jr.

The plaintiffs had challenged the methods used to evaluate the district’s desegregation.

Vol. 28, Issue 28, Page 5

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