Judge John T. Curtin files Re: Arthur v. Nyquist
- Curtin, John T. (Person)
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Arthur v. Nyquist, 415 F. Supp. 904, 960 (W.N.D.Y., 1976) aff'd in part, rev'd in part, remanded in part, 573 F.2d 134 (2d Cir.), cert. denied, 439 U.S. 860 (1978), was a school desegregation case initiated in federal court in 1972 by plaintiffs George Arthur, Norman Goldfarb, William and Wilhelmina P. Seales, John Medige, the Citizens Council for Human Relations, Inc., and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Buffalo Branch, alleging that defendants Ewald P. Nyquist, Commissioner of Education of the State of New York, Joseph Manch, Superintendent of Schools of the City of Buffalo and the Board of Education of the City of Buffalo had created, maintained, permitted, condoned, and perpetuated racially segregated schools in the City of Buffalo and the Buffalo Metropolitan area. The City of Buffalo was later added as a named defendant. Intervenors in the case included Buffalo Teachers' Federation, Handicapped students, Bilingual students, and the Buffalo Municipal Civil Service Commission. The case was case was assigned to John T. Curtin, Chief Judge for the Western District of New York.
A chronology of the case can be found in the first footnote of the following article by Judy Scales-Trent, A Judge Shapes and Manages Institutional Reform: School Desegregation in Buffalo, 17 Review of Law and Social Change 119 (1989-90).
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