United States v. Fordice
Significance, Further Readings
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)
Date of Decision
26 June 1992
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).
- 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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