The Court of Appeal countermands the desegregation orders of lower courts for the school districts in Austin and Corpus Christi, Texas.
1972 (Aug 2)
The U.S. circuit Court of Appeal for the fifth district countermanded desegregation orders of lower courts for the school districts in Austin and Corpus Christi, Texas. In Austin, the lower court had rejected plans for crosstown busing of students, but the appellate court counselled against the total rejection of the busing tool and ordered new plans from all of the concerned parties. In the Corpus Christi case, the appeals court overturned a crosstown busing plan, instructing the lower court to examine all neighborhood-oriented tools before resorting to busing to achieve desegregation.