The Court of Appeals' test for dissolving a desegregation decree is more stringent than is required either by this Court's decisions dealing with injunctions or by the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Rehnquist, joined by White, O'Connor, Scalia, Kennedy
Marshall, joined by Blackmun, Stevens
Souter took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.
Board of Education of Oklahoma City v. Dowell, 498 U.S. 237 (1991), United States Supreme Court case "hasten[ing] the end of federal court desegregation orders." The Court held that a federal desegregation order should be ended even though it meant that schools would become re-segregated since the Oklahoma schools had been arranged into a unitary system.