Supreme Court Term
June 28, 2007 at 9:23 AM
The United States Supreme Court released its decision in Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District and Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education, reversing the appellate court decisions and holding that the school districts had improperly relied on racial classifications in assigning students to particular schools.
The opinion of the court, a concurring opinion by Justice Thomas, an opinion by Justice Kennedy concurring in part and concurring in the judgment, and dissenting opinions by Justices Stevens and Breyer are available at the Supreme Court website.
Some additional websites with cases and commentary from recent Supreme Court terms are SCOTUSblog, from the Supreme Court Practice at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hower, and Feld, LLP; Justia.com’s Supreme Court Center; the Oyez Project, which includes recordings of oral arguments; Appellate.net from the Supreme Court and Appellate Practice of the law firm of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, LLP, and On the Docket from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.