Justice childes court on Miss. desegregation case

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Posted: May 02, 2011 9:09 PM
Justice childes court on Miss. desegregation case

The Department of Justice says the federal court overseeing a desegregation case dating to the late '60s against a school district in Cleveland, Miss., has not done the job of enforcing the district's compliance to previously entered desegregation orders.

In a motion filed Monday with the court, the United States alleges that the school district has failed to dismantle the vestiges of segregation in its schools, and that schools that were racially segregated by law in 1969, when the district was originally ordered to desegregate, remain so today.

The government has asked the court to rule that the school district has violated the existing desegregation orders and federal law.

School district authorities couldn't immediately be reached late Monday.