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Board of Education of Oklahoma City v. Dowell

Board of Education of Oklahoma City v. Dowell
Argued October 2, 1990
Decided January 15, 1991
Full case name Board of Education of Oklahoma City Public Schools, Independent School District No. 80, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma v. Robert L. Dowell, et al.
Citations 498 U.S. 237 (more)
Prior history Cert. to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
The Court of Appeals' test for dissolving a desegregation decree is more stringent than is required either by this Court's decisions dealing with injunctions or by the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Court membership
Case opinions
Majority Rehnquist, joined by White, O'Connor, Scalia, Kennedy
Dissent Marshall, joined by Blackmun, Stevens
Souter took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.

Board of Education of Oklahoma City v. Dowell, 498 U.S. 237 (1991), United States Supreme Court case "hasten[ing] the end of federal court desegregation orders."[1] The Court held that a federal desegregation order should be ended even though it meant that schools would become re-segregated since the Oklahoma schools had been arranged into a unitary system.


  1. ^ Chemerinsky, Erwin (2005). Constitutional Law. New York: Aspen Publishers. p. 703. 

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  • Board of Ed. of Oklahoma City Public Schools v. Dowell, 498 U.S. 237 (1991) (opinion full text).

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