U.S. Supreme Court to hear school-assignment cases

11/14/2006 | USA Today

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases from the Seattle and Louisville, Ky., school districts in December that center around whether public schools can use race as a factor when assigning students to schools. School system defendants say such policies are necessary to ensure diversity, but plaintiff parents, who, in both lawsuits, are white, argue that using race violates the Constitution's guarantee of equality.

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