Board of Education of Oklahoma City v. Dowell
|Board of Education of Oklahoma City v. Dowell|
|Argued October 2, 1990
Decided January 15, 1991
|Full case name||Board of Education of Oklahoma City Public Schools, Independent School District No. 80, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma v. Robert L. Dowell, et al.|
|Citations||498 U.S. 237 (more)|
|Prior history||Cert. to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit|
|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.|
|Majority||Rehnquist, joined by White, O'Connor, Scalia, Kennedy|
|Dissent||Marshall, joined by Blackmun, Stevens|
|Souter took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.|
|U.S. Const. amend. XIV|
Board of Education of Oklahoma City v. Dowell, 498 U.S. 237 (1991), was a 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.
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- Board of Ed. of Oklahoma City Public Schools v. Dowell, 498 U.S. 237 (1991) (opinion full text).
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