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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

LR deseg lawyer dies

Posted By on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 8:37 AM

Interesting obit in today's New York Times about a storied civil rights lawyer, William Taylor. He's featured for the span of his career, but it includes a legal footnote of great interest here:

He helped fight some of the difficult civil rights battles that followed the Supreme Court order in 1954 that schools be desegregated.

One assignment was writing much of the brief that persuaded the court to order the continued desegregation of schools in Little Rock, Ark., in an extraordinary summer session in 1958. The local school board had decided to suspend desegregation because of heated resistance the previous year.

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