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Case Name US v. Columbus Municipal Separate School District SD-MS-0012
Docket / Court 1:70-cv-00055-MPM-SAA ( N.D. Miss. )
State/Territory Mississippi
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
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Student assignment
Elementary/Secondary School
Race discrimination
Racial segregation
School/University Facilities
School/University policies
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Type of Facility
Causes of Action Title IV, Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000c et seq.
Defendant(s) Columbus Municipal Separate School District
Lowndes County School District
Plaintiff Description United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
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 Attorneys fees
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 1970 - 2012
Filing Year 1970
Case Closing Year 2012
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing EE-MS-0001 : Baker v. Columbus Municipal Separate School District (N.D. Miss.)
1:70-cv-00055 (N.D. Miss.)
SD-MS-0012-9001.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/29/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
1:70-cv-00055 (N.D. Miss.)
SD-MS-0012-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/24/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
SD-MS-0012-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/04/1957
Application for Temporary Restraining Order
SD-MS-0012-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/04/1957
Affidavit of Rail I. Grigsby
SD-MS-0012-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/05/1958
Memorandum of Law in Support of Plaintiff's Application for a Temporary Restraining Order
SD-MS-0012-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/22/1963
Notice of Motion and Motion for a Preliminary Injunction
SD-MS-0012-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/30/1963
SD-MS-0012-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/30/1963
Opinion (558 F.2d 228)
SD-MS-0012-0009.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 08/09/1977
Source: Westlaw
Memorandum for the United States in Opposition
SD-MS-0012-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/12/1977
Source: Papers of Alexander (Sandy) Ross
Order [Dismissing Case] [ECF# 15] (N.D. Miss.)
SD-MS-0012-0001.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 10/24/2012
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Judges Alexander [Susie], S. Allan (N.D. Miss.) [Magistrate] show/hide docs
Clark, Charles (Fifth Circuit) show/hide docs
Goldberg, Irving Loeb (Fifth Circuit) show/hide docs
Mills, Michael P. (N.D. Miss.) show/hide docs
SD-MS-0012-0001 | SD-MS-0012-9000
Roney, Paul Hitch (FISCR, Fifth Circuit, Eleventh Circuit) show/hide docs
Plaintiff's Lawyers Barrett, St. John (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
SD-MS-0012-0002 | SD-MS-0012-0003 | SD-MS-0012-0005 | SD-MS-0012-0006
Greene, Harold H. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
Kennedy, Robert (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
Marer, Alan G. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
Marshall, Burke (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
SD-MS-0012-0002 | SD-MS-0012-0005
McCree, Wade Hampton Jr. (Michigan) show/hide docs
Pellegrino, Whitney Marin (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
Ray, H. M. (Mississippi) show/hide docs
SD-MS-0012-0002 | SD-MS-0012-0003 | SD-MS-0012-0006
Defendant's Lawyers Adams, Holmes S. (Mississippi) show/hide docs

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