Desegregation problems continue in the South.
1971 (Aug 18 - Sep 8)
As the fall school term approached, additional legal skirmishes concerning desegregation took place across the South. On August 18, the Justice department filed a brief with associate Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black which supported the Corpus Christi, Texas, school board's request for a stay of a federal court order to desegregate the school district. The court-approved plan had called for massive busing of students. On September 2, Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart refused to stay a court order requiring extensive busing to achieve desegregation in the Nashville-Davidson county, Tennessee, school system. On September 4, Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren E. Burger refused to halt the busing of students to achieve desegregation in Arlington, Virginia. And on September 8, the Mobile, Alabama, school board implemented a plan which called for the massive busing of students to desegregate schools.