Court Cases

Brown v Board of Education
This court case ruled that separate but equal was unconstitutional and overtruned the former decision to end public school segregation.
Delgado v Bastrop ISD
This court case declared that segregation of Mexican-American children in schools in Texas is illegal.
Edgewood ISD v Kirby
This court case decided states must revise their school funding system to be equitable in some cases taking from the wealthy districts and giving to property poor districts.
Hernandez v Texas
This court case decided Mexican-Americans cannot be excluded from the jury commission that selected juries.
Mendez v Westminster
This court case decided that segregation of Mexican-American children without specific state law is unconstitutional.
Plessy v Ferguson
This court case ruled that separate but equal facilities for blacks and whites was constitutional. This decision was later overturned.
Sweatt v Painter
This Supreme Court case ruled that the 14th amendment's equal protection clause allowed Herman Sweatt to attend UT Law School.
Tinker v Des Moines
This case ruled that student and teacher constitutional rights are protected in schools as long as it does not interfere with the education of others.
White v Regester
This case the Supreme Court declared the 1970 reapportionment plan was unconstitutional for discrimination against racial and ethnic groups.
Wisconsin v Yoder
This case ruled that in regards to compulsory attendance laws, Amish had the right to educate their children at home.