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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 05:56 AM

Court in desegregation case blocks Alabama school split

MONTGOMERY ó A mostly white Alabama city canít break away from a heavily black county school system to form its own educational district, a federal appeals ruled Tuesday in a desegregation case dating to 1965.

A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said a judge was wrong to let the Birmingham suburb of Gardendale secede from the Jefferson County school system. The city is more than 80 percent white, while the court decision says the county system is heavily black.

U.S. District Court Judge Madeline Haikala ruled last year that Gardendale was discriminatory when it tried to form its own school system, but she decided to let a split go ahead anyway over a three-year period with certain conditions.

The appeals court agreed that a split would be discriminatory, but it said that means the city canít break away. Haikala abused her discretion in coming up with her own remedy rather than just denying the split based on her ruling that it was racially biased, the panel said.

Read more: http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/news/20180213/court-in-desegregation-case-blocks-alabama-school-split

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:49 AM

1. You have no life-

You have spent your life scouring the interwebs for all manner of good news that affects us common folk. Thank you!

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:54 AM

2. You're welcome.

As far as having no life is concerned it is a matter of circumstances. I've posted my share of bad news and sad news too, but I try to keep a healthy balance and an optimistic attitude.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 08:29 AM

3. We need to appreciate the court system before Trump destroys if for generations.

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