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Board of Education of Oklahoma City Public Schools v. Dowell
In 1972, the District Court imposed a desegregation plan for the Oklahoma City Public School System. In 1985, the Board of Education adopted a new plan (“SRP”) for assigning students to schools. The SRP was not discriminatory on the basis of race. The Petitioner was sued by the Respondents, Dowell, et al. (Respondents), alleging that the District Court injunction was still in effect. The District Court ruled that the desegregation decree was dissolved. After a reversal by the Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of the United States (Supreme Court) granted certiorari.
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