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MEREDITH v. JEFFERSON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

Docket No.: 05-915
Certiorari Granted: 6/5/2006
Argued: December 4, 2006
Decided: Jun 28 2007

PartyNames: Crystal D. Meredith, Custodial Parent and Next Friend of Joshua Ryan McDonald v. Jefferson County Board of Education, et al.
Petitioner: Crystal D. Meredith, Custodial Parent and Next Friend of Joshua Ryan McDonald
Respondent: Jefferson County Board of Education, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Crystal D. Meredith, Custodial Parent and Next Friend of Joshua Ryan McDonald
v.
Jefferson County Board of Education, et al.
Question Presented:

1. Should Grutter v. Bollinger, 539 U.S. 306 (2003) and Regents of University of California v. Bakke, 438 U.S. 268 (1978) and Gratz v. Bollinger, 539 U.S. 244 (2003) be overturned and/or misapplied by the Respondent, the Jefferson County Board of Education to use race as the sole factor to assign students to the regular (nontraditional) schools in the Jefferson County Public Schools? 2. Whether the race-conscious Student Assignment Plan with mechanical and inflexible quota systems of not less than 15% nor greater than 50% of African American students without individually or holistic review of any student, meets the Fourteenth Amendment requirement of the use of race which is a compelling interest narrowly tailored with strict scrutiny. 3. Did the District Court abuse and/or exceed its remedial judicial authority in maintaining desegregative attractiveness in the Public Schools of Jefferson County, Kentucky?

Note:

WILL BE ARGUED IN TANDEM WITH 05-908.

MEREDITH v. JEFFERSON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
ORAL ARGUMENT

Dec 4 2006

Holding: judgment reversed and remanded
Vote: 5-4
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