United States of America, by John Mitchell, Attorney General, Plaintiff-appellant, v. the Board of Education of Crisp County, Georgia, et al.; the Board of Education of Webster County, Georgia, et al.; the Board of Education of Decatur County, Georgia, et al.; the Board of Education of Screven County, Georgia, et al., Defendants-appellees.united States of America, by John N. Mitchell, Attorney General, Plaintiff-appellant, v. the Board of Education of Johnson County, Georgia, et al., Defendants-appellees, 417 F.2d 1071 (5th Cir. 1969)Annotate this Case
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia at Americus; J. Robert Elliott, Judge.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia at Dublin; Frank M. Scarlett, Judge.
Floyd M. Buford, U. S. Atty., Walker P. Johnson, Jr.. Macon, Ga., John A. Bleveans, Michael J. Hoare, Merle W. Loper, Gary L. Betz, Reuben Ortenberg, David D. Gregory, Dept. of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Washington D. C., Donald H. Fraser, U. S. Atty., Jerris Leonard, Asst. Atty. Gen., David L. Norman, Deputy Asst. Atty. Gen., Robert T. Moore, Fletcher Farrington, Attorneys, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C., for the United States.
Graydon D. Reddick, Cordele, Ga., William E. Smith, Smith, Crisp & Hargrove, Americus, Ga., J. Willis Conger, Conger & Conger, Bainbridge, Ga., J. Vernon Patrick, Jr., Birmingham, Ala., William M. Fulcher, Augusta, Ga., Graydon D. Reddick, Wright, Reddick & Faircloth, Cordele, Ga., W. W. Larsen, Jr., Dublin, Ga., Rowland & Rowland, Wrightsville, Ga., for appellees.
Before WISDOM and MORGAN, Circuit Judges, and DAVIS,* Judge of the United States Court of Claims.
We reverse and remand the instant cases for further consideration in light of Green v. County Board of New Kent County, Virginia, 1968, 391 U.S. 430, 88 S. Ct. 1689, 20 L. Ed. 2d 716, and United States v. Montgomery County Board of Education, 1969, 395 U.S. 225, 89 S. Ct. 1670, 23 L. Ed. 2d 263, and in light of the following recent decisions of this Court: United States v. Choctaw County Board of Education, 5 Cir. 1969, 417 F.2d 838; United States v. Jefferson County, 5 Cir. 1969, 417 F.2d 834; Davis v. Board of Commissioners of Mobile County, 5 Cir. 1969, 414 F.2d 609; Hall v. St. Helena Parish School Board, 5 Cir. 1969, 417 F.2d 801; Adams v. Mathews, 5 Cir. 1968, 403 F.2d 181. The mandate of this court shall issue immediately and will not be stayed pending petitions for rehearing or certiorari.
Sitting by designation