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View Diary: The rhetoric of Parents v. Seattle, part 1 (27 comments)

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  •  Here is the relevant passage from the remedial (5+ / 0-)

    decision, which is found at 349 U.S. 284:

    While giving weight to these public and private considerations, the courts will require that the defendants make a prompt and reasonable start toward full compliance with our May 17, 1954, ruling. Once such a start has been made, the courts may find that additional time is necessary to carry out the ruling in an effective manner. The burden rests upon the defendants to establish that such time is necessary in the public interest and is consistent with good faith compliance at the earliest practicable date. To that end, the courts may consider problems related to administration, arising from the physical condition of the school plant, the school transportation system, personnel, revision of school districts and attendance areas into compact units to achieve a system of determining admission to the public schools [349 U.S. 294, 301]  on a nonracial basis, and revision of local laws and regulations which may be necessary in solving the foregoing problems. They will also consider the adequacy of any plans the defendants may propose to meet these problems and to effectuate a transition to a racially nondiscriminatory school system. During this period of transition, the courts will retain jurisdiction of these cases.

    David Broder is journalism's Alberto Gonzales. Richard Cohen is its Michael Brown.

    by litigatormom on Thu Jun 28, 2007 at 07:50:56 PM PDT

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