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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Ruling on Little Rock Desegregation

By The Associated Press — April 07, 2009 1 min read

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.

A version of this article appeared in the April 08, 2009 edition of Education Week

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