United States Seventh Circuit

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BILLINGS v. MADISON METRO. SCH. DIST., 00-3980

A teacher's race-conscious seating arrangement based on a belief that African-American students "need" a partner because "they view things in a global manner" involved setting apart certain students for different treatment solely on account of their race, and thus was unconstitutional.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 05/07/2001
  • Decided 08/02/2001
  • Published 08/02/2001

Judges

  • RIPPLE, Circuit Judge., Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and RIPPLE and DIANE P. WOOD, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Willie J. Nunnery (argued), Madison, WI, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Michael J. Lawton (argued), Lathrop & Clark, Madison, WI, for Defendants-Appellees.