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Keyes v. School District No. 1
United States Supreme Court
413 U.S. 189 (1973)
The Denver, Colorado school system built a new elementary school in Park Hill which utilized divided student attendance zones, optional zones and mobile classroom units. Keyes (plaintiff) and others brought suit against School District No. 1 (defendant), alleging unconstitutional racial segregation not only in the Park Hill school district, but in all Denver schools. The district court found that for almost a decade since 1960, the school board had engaged in unconstitutional and deliberate racial segregation only in its Park Hill schools, and ordered the school board to desegregate the Park Hill schools. Further, the district court fractionated the school district and held that Keyes was required but failed to prove de jure segregation in each separate area of the city, and therefore refused to order desegregation in the other Denver schools. The Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Brennan, J.)
Concurrence (Douglas, J.)
Concurrence/Dissent (Powell, J.)
Dissent (Rehnquist, J.)
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