July 25th, 2017
US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Opinions
Moore v. Tangipahoa Parish School Board
Opinion Date: July 24, 2017
Judge: Leslie H. Southwick
Areas of Law: Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Education Law
In this appeal stemming from the desegregation of the school district, the Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's rejection of the School Board's latest proposed candidate, approving instead the candidate supported by plaintiffs and the Court Compliance Officer. The court held that the district court did not abuse its discretion in modifying the academic-qualifications requirement and the selection-and-approval process. The court also held that the district court did not err by denying the motion for relief from judgment under Fed. R. Civ. P. 60(b) where a candidate's role with the Ministerial Alliance did not justify holding that the district court abused its discretion in appointing the candidate as Chief Desegregation Implementation Officer (CDIO).
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