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Stout v. Jefferson
On August 26, 2016, LDF, on behalf of the plaintiff class of Black students in an ongoing school desegregation case, filed an objection in federal court to the city of Gardendale, Alabama’s secession from the Jefferson County School District in order to form a separate predominately white school...More
Thomas v. School Board St. Martin Parish
On June 24, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled in favor of LDF’s clients, African-American students in the St. Martin Parish school system.
The court affirmed a lower court’s ruling denying the motions of the school board of St. Martin Parish, which...More
University of Michigan Race-Conscious Admissions
In June 2003, the Supreme Court issued landmark rulings in two companion cases, Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger. In Grutter, the Court rebuffed a constitutional challenge to the use of race in admissions to the University of Michigan Law School....More