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Constitutional Law Keyed to Varat
Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1
Citation:551 U.S. 701, 127 S.Ct. 2738, 168 L.Ed.2d 508 (2007).
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Defendants voluntarily adopted student assignment plans that relied upon race to determine which public schools certain children may attend. Parents of students denied assignment to particular schools brought suit, arguing that allocating children to different public schools on the basis of race violated the 14th Amendment guarantee of equal protection. Historically, the school district in Seattle was not racially segregated. The Jefferson County school system had maintained a segregated school system until 1975.
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