ERIC Number: ED106395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-15
Reference Count: 0
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, No. 73-2348. Michael C. McCrary Infant by Curtis L. McCrary and Sandra McCrary and Colin M. Gonzales, Infant by Raymond Gonzales and Margaret R. Gonzales, Appellees, Versus Russell L. Runyon, Katheryne E. Runyon Defendants, Southern Independent School Association, Appellant...
Court of Appeals. Fourth Circuit.
In his decision, Chief Judge Haynsworth notes that the issue in this case is whether 42 U.S.C.A. Section 1981--"All persons within the jurisdiction of the U.S. shall have the same right in every state and Territory to make and enforce contracts, to sue, be parties, give evidence, and to the full and equal benefit of all laws and proceedings for the security of persons and property as is enjoyed by white citizens, and shall be subject to like punishment, pains, penalties, taxes, licenses, and exactions of every kind, and to no other"--a part of the 1966 Civil Rights Act prohibits private schools from denying admission to qualified black applicants solely on the basis of their race. This appeal is a consolidation of two suits initiated by parents of black children who claim that they were denied admission to the appellant schools because of their race. The Southern Independent School Association intervened in this action, holding the position that racial discrimination by private schools is not prohibited by section 1981 and, in any event, cannot be prohibited constitutionally. The appeals were from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Alexandria. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Admission (School), Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Desegregation Litigation, Federal Courts, Law Enforcement, Private Schools, Racial Discrimination, Racial Integration, School Desegregation, School Policy
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Court of Appeals. Fourth Circuit.