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United States v. Fordice - Significance, Further Readings

court petitioner equal board

Petitioner

United States

Respondent

Kirk Fordice

Petitioner's Claim

That the State of Mississippi failed to fulfill its duty under the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause in dismantling the state's "separate but equal" university educational system.

Chief Lawyer for Petitioner

Kenneth Wilson Starr, U.S. Solicitor General in case No. 90-1205, and Alvin O. Chambliss, Jr. in case No. 90-6588

Chief Lawyer for Respondent

William F. Goodman, Jr.

Justices for the Court

Harry A. Blackmun, Anthony M. Kennedy, Sandra Day O'Connor, William H. Rehnquist, David H. Souter, John Paul Stevens, Clarence Thomas, Byron R. White (writing for the Court)

Justices Dissenting

Antonin Scalia

Place

Washington, D.C.

Date of Decision

26 June 1992

Decision

The U.S. Supreme Court held that Mississippi did not meet statutory requirements in dismantling a racially-discriminatory, dual-tiered university system that was in violation of the Constitution and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI).

Related Cases

  • Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954).
  • Brown v. Board of Education II, 349 U.S. 294 (1955).
  • Green v. School Bd. of New Kent County, 391 U.S. 430 (1968).
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