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Case Name United States of America v. Avoyelles Parish School Board SD-LA-0004
Docket / Court 1:65-cv-12721-DDD ( W.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) School Desegregation
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Constitutional Clause
Equal Protection
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Preliminary relief granted
Student assignment
Elementary/Secondary School
Race discrimination
Disparate Treatment
School/University Facilities
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Type of Facility
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Title IV, Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000c et seq.
Defendant(s) Avoyelles Parish
Plaintiff Description The United States and, later, private plaintiff intervenor
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order
Declaratory Judgment
Attorneys fees
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Filing Year 1967
Case Closing Year 2018
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing SD-LA-0026 : Hall and United States of America v. St. Helena Parish School Board (M.D. La.)
SD-LA-0014 : Conley v. Lake Charles School Board, Calcasieu Parish School Board (W.D. La.)
SD-LA-0037 : 29 Related School Desegregation Cases in the Western District of Louisiana (W.D. La.)
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  Avoyelles Parish Public Schools: Louisiana School for the Agricultural Sciences’ Admission Policies as a Breeding Ground for a Return to Legal Segregation
Date: Mar. 15, 2017
By: Daisha Latrice Hodges (Southern University Law Center Law Student)
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65-12721 (W.D. La.)
SD-LA-0004-9001.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/15/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
1:65-cv-12721-DDD (W.D. La.)
SD-LA-0004-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/22/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Ruling [ECF# 48] (2009 WL 1505305) (W.D. La.)
SD-LA-0004-0003.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 05/28/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Ruling and Order [ECF# 131] (2011 WL 2356977) (W.D. La.)
SD-LA-0004-0004.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 03/22/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Supplemental Motion to Submit Minutes of the Needs Assessment Committee of the Avoyelles Parish School Board [ECF# 220]
SD-LA-0004-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/25/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judgment [ECF# 213] (W.D. La.)
SD-LA-0004-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/14/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Ruling [ECF# 365] (2016 WL 3636698) (W.D. La.)
SD-LA-0004-0005.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 06/29/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Drell, Dee D. (W.D. La.) show/hide docs
SD-LA-0004-0001 | SD-LA-0004-0003 | SD-LA-0004-0004 | SD-LA-0004-0005
Plaintiff's Lawyers Dann, Mark (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
Hebert, Janice E. (Louisiana) show/hide docs
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Holmes, Allen (Louisiana) show/hide docs
Jeansonne, Mark A. (Louisiana) show/hide docs
Knoll, Eddie (Louisiana) show/hide docs
Larvadain, Malcom Xerxes (Virginia) show/hide docs
Marshall, Franz (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Reno, Janet (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
Taylor, Lisa M. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
Vincent, Katherine (Louisiana) show/hide docs
Wilson, Ryan C (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
Zisser, Aaron B. (California) show/hide docs
Defendant's Lawyers Ieyoub, Richard P. (Louisiana) show/hide docs
Kelly, Michael F. (Louisiana) show/hide docs
Lafargue, David Edwin (Louisiana) show/hide docs
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Lee, James T. (Louisiana) show/hide docs
Riddle, Charles A. III (Louisiana) show/hide docs
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Roy, Cory P. (Louisiana) show/hide docs
Starns, Remy V. (Louisiana) show/hide docs
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Other Lawyers Foti, Charles C. Jr. (Louisiana) show/hide docs
Pecantte-Burton, Lucretia P. (Louisiana) show/hide docs
Rabalais, Rodney M. (Louisiana) show/hide docs

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