Robert E. Quarles et al., Plaintiffs-appellants, v. Oxford Municipal Separate School District et al., Defendants-appellees, 439 F.2d 261 (5th Cir. 1971)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit - 439 F.2d 261 (5th Cir. 1971) February 24, 1971

Kent Spriggs, Oxford, Miss., John C. Brittain, Jr., Oxford, Miss., on brief, for plaintiffs-appellants.

T. H. Freeland, III, F. Edwin Perry, Oxford, Miss., for defendants-appellees.

Before JOHN R. BROWN, Chief Judge, INGRAHAM and RONEY, Circuit Judges.

PER CURIAM:


The District Court denied a motion for a preliminary injunction brought to prohibit defendants from failing to consider Linder Burt's application for bus driver.

Although brought under Section 1291, jurisdiction properly lies under Section 1292(a) (1) and as such we will consider this appeal.

Linder Burt was disappointed in not being hired as a bus driver, but he was continued under his employment of some 15 years as an assistant. Although the primary suit here is a school desegregation case, this peripheral case is not racial, both the hired and the unhired being black citizens. The sole question is whether the school board discriminated against him because of his wife's civil rights activity.

A review of the record indicates that his application was considered. Another was chosen. There was no proof requiring the trial court to hold that any civil right of Linder Burt's was violated and the court did not abuse its discretion in denying interim injunctive relief.

Affirmed.

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[1] Rule 18, 5th Cir.; See Isbell Enterprises, Inc. v. Citizens Casualty Co. of New York et al., 431 F.2d 409, Part I (5th Cir. 1970)