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North Carolina State Board of Education v. Swann

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402 U.S. 43

North Carolina State Board of Education  v.  Swann

 Argued: Oct. 13, 1970. --- Decided: April 20, 1971


North Carolina's Anti-Busing Law, which flatly forbids assignment of any student on account of race or for the purpose of creating a racial balance or ratio in the schools and which prohibits busing for such purposes, held invalid as preventing implementation of desegregation plans required by the Fourteenth Amendment. Pp. 45-46.

312 F.Supp. 503, affirmed.

Andrew A. Vanore, Jr., Raleigh, for State Bd. of Ed. and others.

James M. Nabrit, III, New York City, for James E. Swann and others.

Mr. Chief Justice BURGER delivered the opinion of the Court.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).