Freeman v. Pitts Case Brief

Summary of Freeman v. Pitts (1992)

Atlanta school district is still segregated (de facto)—mostly due to changing residential patterns (i.e. white flight), not local govt action. Plaintiffs seek more aggressive methods (bussing, gerrymandering school zones) to desegregate the schools—since evid shows that schools more segregated now than in time of Brown.

a. Held: Here, segregation cannot be traced to unlawful segregation of Brown. Ct cannot control the change in the private housing market.

b. Thus, federal courts end judicial supervision in discrimination


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