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Trial materials [subseries]

The Trial Materials subseries is the most extensive in the collection and consists of items from various phases of the legal proceedings. These include trial briefs from the initial injunction de jure segregation, and remedy hearings; desegregation plans and responses; intervention documents and materials related to transportation logistics; pleadings; exhibits; and transcripts of court proceedings from August 1970 through July 1972.

 
Trial briefs
Box   1  
Complaint August 1970

("a suit for declaratory judgment declaring certain portions of Act No. 48 of the Michigan Public Acts of 1970 [...] unconstitutional.")

(1-1)

Box   1  
[Plaintiffs'] Memorandum brief and memorandum of points and authorities August 1970

(1-2)

Box   1  
Memorandum brief of defendant Board of Education of the city of Detroit August 1970

(1-3)

Box   1  
Brief of Michigan State Board of Education, a constitutional body corporate, and John W. Porter, acting Superintendent of Public Instruction, defendants August 1970

(1-4)

Box   1  
Motion to dismiss on behalf of William J. Milliken, Governor of the state of Michigan and ex-officio member of Michigan State Board of Education, and Frank J. Kelley, Attorney General of the state of Michigan August 1970

(1-5)

Box   1  
Answer to complaint on behalf of defendants the Board of Education of the city of Detroit; Patrick A. McDonald; James A. Hathaway; Cornelius L. Golightly and Norman Drachler August 1970

(1-6)

Box   1  
[Plaintiffs'] Pre trial brief ("The Constitutional Mandate for Non-Segregated Public Education"); Motion to implement April 7th plan October 1970

(1-7)

Box   1  
Trial brief on behalf of defendants the Board of Education of the city of Detroit; Patrick A. McDonald; James A. Hathaway; Cornelius L. Golightly and Norman Drachler October 1970

(1-8)

Box   1  
State defendants' trial brief October 1970

(1-9)

Box   1  
Class action documents (regarding the class standing of plaintiffs; includes memoranda by state defendants and the Detroit Board of Education) November 1970-February 1971

(1-10)

Box   1  
[Detroit Board of Education's] Motion for continuance November 1970

(1-11)

Box   1  
[Detroit Board of Education's] Reply to plaintiff's motion to implement plan including discussion of authorities November 1970

(1-12)

Box   1  
State defendants' brief in support of motion to quash or modify subpoenas duces tecum April 1971

(1-13)

Box   1  
Motion to dismiss on behalf of William J. Milliken, Governor of the state of Michigan and ex-officio member of Michigan State Board of Education, and Frank J. Kelley, Attorney General of the state of Michigan May 1971

(includes a brief in support of and memorandum in opposition to the state defendants' motion to dismiss)

(1-14)

Box   1  
Proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law submitted on behalf of the state defendants May 1971

(1-15)

Box   1  
[Plaintiffs'] Conclusions of law July 1971

(original copy)

(1-16)

Box   1  
[Plaintiffs'] Conclusions of law July 1971

(corrected copy)

(1-17)

Box   1  
Supplemental proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law submitted on behalf of the state defendants; Supplemental brief in support of state defendants' motions to dismiss July 1971

(1-18)

Box   1  
Proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law, by Detroit Federation of Teachers, intervening defendant and Brief of intervening Defendant Detroit Federation of Teachers July 1971

(1-19)

Box   1  
[Detroit Board of Education's] Proposed conclusions of law July 1971

(1-20)

Box   1  
Memorandum brief of state defendants July 1971

(1-21)

Box   1  
Brief of defendant Detroit Board of Education August 1971

(includes table of contents and index to authorities)

(1-22)

Box   1  
Plaintiffs' proposed findings, conclusions, and order on Detroit-only desegregation plans March 1972

(1-23)

Box   1  
Brief of defendant School Board for the school district of the city of Detroit and other defendants in support of metropolitan plan based on testimony elicited at hearing on Detroit-only plan March 1972

(1-24)

Box   1  
Brief of state defendants on the legal propriety or impropriety of consideration by this court of a metropolitan plan March 1972

(1-25)

Box   1  
Brief on law in support of metropolitan plan presented by defendant School Board for the city of Detroit and other defendants March 1972

(1-26)

Box   1  
Intervening defendant Denise Magdowski's brief on the metropolitan remedy March 1972

(1-27)

Box   1  
Plaintiffs' memorandum of law on metropolitan school desegregation March 1972

(1-28)

Box   1  
Brief of defendants-intervenor Tri-County Citizens et al. on propriety of metropolitan remedy March 1972

(1-29)

Box   1  
Brief of defendant-intervenor Grosse Pointe Public School System re metropolitan plans of desegregation March 1972

(1-30)

Box   1  
Brief of Southfield Public Schools March 1972

(1-31)

Box   1  
Brief of defendants-intervenors Allen Park Public Schools, et al. re: legal impropriety of a so-called metropolitan plan of desegregation March 1972

(1-32)

Box   1  
Defendant Detroit Board of Education and other defendants proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law following hearings on Detroit-only remedy March 1972

(1-33)

Box   1  
Defendant Detroit Board of Education and other defendants proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law following hearings on metropolitan Detroit desegregation plans; Brief of defendant Detroit Board of Education and other defendants in support of proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law and the board's metropolitan Detroit plan May 1972

(1-34)

Box   1  
[Grosse Pointe Schools'] Memorandum in opposition to adoption of metropolitan plan of desegregation May 1972

(1-35)

Box   1  
Announcement on the distribution of copies of the Court's "ruling on desegregation area and order for development of plan of desegregation" and "findings of fact and conclusions of law" June 1972

(1-36)

Box   1  
[Plaintiffs'] Memorandum in opposition to stay applications July 1972

(1-37)

Box   1  
Motion of defendant Detroit Board of Education for partial entry of judgment 1972

(1-38)

 
Desegregation plans and responses
 
Relevant rulings and orders
Box   1  
Memorandum opinion and order 1971

(1-39)

Box   1  
Order for preparing metropolitan desegregation plans 1972

(1-40)

Box   1  
Ruling on desegregation area and development of plan 1972

(1-41)

 
Plaintiffs (NAACP et al.)
Box   1  
Desegregation Plan: Detroit Public Schools February 1972

(1-42)

Box   1  
Plaintiffs' motion for an order adjudging defendant Detroit's plans to be legally insufficient and for other relief; Plaintiffs' memorandum in support of motion March 1972

(1-43)

Box   1  
[Plaintiffs'] Request for leave to file supplemental, particularized objection to [Desegregation] Panel's report, minority report, and state superintendent's reports August 1972

(1-44)

 
Detroit Board of Education
Box   1  
School Integration Plan April 1970

(1-45)

Box   1  
The Magnet School Program: A Progress Report November 1971

(1-46)

Box   1  
Compliance with court order of 11/05/1971, December 1971

(includes Board of Education resolutions, two desegregation plans, and an accompanying memorandum brief)

(1-47)

Box   1  
Objections of Board of Education for the city of Detroit and other defendants to the metropolitan plan submitted by the state of Michigan and by way of an alternative, a submission herein by said board of a metropolitan Detroit area integration plan March 1972

(1-48)

Box   1  
Plans for implementation of integration plan A March 1972

(1-49)

Box   1  
Objections of Board of Education for the city of Detroit and other defendants to the alleged plan of desegregation filed by plaintiffs March 1972

(1-50)

Box   1  
Defendant Board of Education for the city of Detroit answer to plaintiffs' motion for order adjudging defendant's Detroit plans to be legally insufficient March 1972

(1-51)

Box   2  
Defendants-Intevenor Denise Magdowski et al.: "The Designation and Integration of Public Schools in Detroit" January 1972

(2-1)

Box   2  
Objection of Detroit Federation of Teachers to proposed Detroit plan of plaintiffs, and to proposed "Metropolitan School District Reorganization Plan" of state defendants February 1972

(2-2)

 
Michigan State Board of Education
Box   2  
Introductory statement February 1972

(2-3)

Box   2  
Neighborhood School Based Metropolitan Plan February 1972

(2-4)

Box   2  
Metropolitan Magnet Plan February 1972

(2-5)

Box   2  
Metropolitan School District Reorganization Plan February 1972

(2-6)

Box   2  
Metropolitan Equal Educational Opportunity and Quality Integration Plan February 1972

(2-7)

Box   2  
Metropolitan One-Way Movement Plan February 1972

(2-8)

Box   2  
Detroit Metropolitan Racial Proportion Criteria Plan February 1972

(2-9)

 
State defendants (Milliken, Kelley, MI Department of Education, et al.)
Box   2  
Response to the metropolitan school district reorganization plan submitted by the State Board of Education March 1972

(2-10)

Box   2  
[State Superintendent of Public Instruction's] Progress in preparing recommendations for appropriate interim and final arrangements for the (1) financial, (2) administrative and school governance, and (3) contractual arrangements for the operation of the schools within the desegregation area June 1972

(2-11)

Box   2  
[State Superintendent of Public Instruction's] Recommendations regarding the financial, administrative, and governmental, and contractual arrangements for operating the public schools in the desegregation area during the period of interim desegregation July 1972

(2-12)

Box   2  
[State Superintendent of Public Instruction's] Recommendations regarding the financial, administrative, and governmental, and contractual arrangements for operating the public schools in the desegregation area during the period of final desegregation July 1972

(2-13)

Box   2  
Correspondence accompanying State Superintendent of Public Instruction's reports July 1972

(2-14)

 
Desegregation Panel (created by order of the Honorable Stephen J. Roth on June 14, 1972)
Box   2  
Notice of initial meeting with State Superintendent of Public Instruction John W. Porter June 1972

(2-15)

Box   2  
Order modifying order for development of plan of desegregation, to add additional panel members June 1972

(2-16)

Box   2  
Panel members July 1972

(2-17)

 
Reports
Box   2  
Recommendations of Desegregation Panel regarding additional transportation equipment needed for the implementation of an interim desegregation plan July 1972

(2-18)

Box   2  
Recommendations of Desegregation Panel regarding cluster reorganization July 1972

(2-19)

Box   2  
Effect of the reduction in professional staff July 1972

(2-20)

Box   2  
The Panel's response to the Court's ruling on desegregation area and order for development of plan of desegregation July 1972

(2-21)

Box   2  
Appendix A: a pupil assignment plan for the Detroit metropolitan area prepared by the panel appointed by the Honorable Stephen J. Roth, in the case of Bradley v. Milliken, et al. 1972

(2-22)

Box   2  
Minority report and dissent from the final report of the Desegregation Panel August 1972

(2-23)

 
Intervention Documents
 
General court documents and administrative materials
Box   3  
Proof of mailing: letter dated 12-20-1971, regarding motion to intervene, December 1971 1971

(3-1)

Box   3  
Notice to counsel for parties seeking intervention March 1972

(3-2)

Box   3  
Attorneys of record for intervention March 1972

(3-3)

Box   3  
Recommendations for conditions to be placed on interventions (from plaintiffs, defendants, and intervenor-defendants) March 1972

(3-4)

Box   3  
Objections to conditions placed on intervenors (of various intervenor-defendants) March 1972

(3-5)

Box   3  
Amicus curiae motions March-May 1972

(3-6)

Box   3  
Notice to all counsel of record and counsel for parties seeking intervention as parties or as amicus curiae June 1972

(3-7)

 
Motions to intervene
Box   3  
Denise Magdowski, et al. (Concerned Citizens for Better Education) August 1970

(3-8)

 
Detroit Federation of Teachers
Box   3  
Memorandum in support of application for intervention as party defendant November 1970

(3-9)

Box   3  
Answer of intervening defendant to petition for rehearing of motion of Professional Personnel of Van Dyke et al. to intervene April 1972

(3-10)

Box   3  
[Plaintiffs'] Memorandum in opposition to motion of Detroit Federation of Teachers to intervene as party defendant November 1970

(3-11)

Box   3  
Nancy Bird et al. (National Action Group) December 1971

(3-12)

 
Kerry Green et al. and Tri-County Citizens for Intervention
Box   3  
Notice of hearing; Motion to intervene; Answers, counterclaim and cross-complaint of defendants-intervenor; Memorandum in support of motion to intervene December 1971

(3-13)

Box   3  
Amended motion to intervene and accompanying documents March 1972

(3-14)

Box   3  
Motions to vacate intervention restrictions, for a class defense order, for a conditional dismissal of complaint for failure to comply with mandatory requirement of FRCP rule 19(c) and to vacate November 5, 1972 order in part, January 1973 1972-1973

(3-15)

Box   3  
Southfield Public Schools February 1972

(3-16)

Box   3  
School District of the City of Royal Oak February 1972

(3-17)

Box   3  
Grosse Pointe Public School System February 1972

(3-18)

Box   3  
Allen Park Public Schools et al. February 1972

(3-19)

Box   3  
City of Warren March 1972

(3-20)

Box   3  
United States of America Justice Department March-May 1972

(3-21)

Box   3  
Professional Personnel of Van Dyke et al. July 1973

(3-22)

 
Transportation Documents
Box   3  
Motion to require purchase of transportation equipment; Memoranda in support of and opposition to motion April 1972

(3-23)

Box   3  
Motion to modify the order enjoining construction pendente lite; Memorandum in support of motion April 1972

(3-24)

Box   3  
Order requiring defendants State Board of Education and State Superintendent of Public Instruction to make a survey and evaluation of existing school transportation facilities April 1972

(3-25)

Box   3  
Survey and evaluation of existing school transportation facilities by defendants State Board of Education and State Superintendent of Public Instruction (First Report) April 1972

(3-26)

Box   3  
Survey and evaluation of existing school transportation facilities by defendants State Board of Education and State Superintendent of Public Instruction (Final Report) May 1972

(3-27)

Box   3  
Affidavit of Southfield Public Schools re: transportation May 1972

(3-28)

Box   3  
[State Superintendent of Public Instruction's] Progress in preparing recommendations for appropriate interim and final arrangements for the (1) financial, (2) administrative and school governance, and (3) contractual arrangements for the operation of the schools within the desegregation area June 1972

(3-29)

Box   3  
Recommendations of Desegregation Panel regarding additional transportation equipment needed for the implementation of an interim desegregation plan July 1972

(3-30)

 
Pleadings
Box   3  
Docket 1970-1973

(incomplete record of documents)

(3-31)

Box   3  
Attorney rosters 1971-1972

(3-32)

Box   3  
Pre trial statements, preliminary order and assorted materials 1970-1971

(3-33)

 
Briefs, memoranda, orders, etc. (incomplete collection; generally arranged by docket number but date ranges include outlying materials)
Box   3  
1971

(3-34)

 
1972
Box   3  
February 14-May 5, 1972

(3-35)

Box   3  
May 5-May 9, 1972

(3-36)

Box   3  
May 10-June 29, 1972

(3-37)

Box   3  
June 28-August 13, 1972

(3-38)

Box   4  
August 15-September 7, 1972

(4-1)

Box   4  
September 11-December 8, 1972

(4-2)

 
1973
Box   4  
February 8-October 15, 1973

(4-3)

Box   4  
October 16-October 19, 1973

(4-4)

Box   4  
October 23-December 27, 1973

(4-5)

Box   4  
1974

(4-6)

Box   4  
Exhibit materials of plaintiffs and defendants 1970-1972

(unarranged)

(4-7)

 
Transcripts
 
Initial injunction proceedings
Box   4  
Motion to intervene in the above-entitled cause before Honorable Stephen J. Roth August 27, 1970

(4-8)

Box   4  
Proceedings had on Plan A and Plan B, in the above-entitled cause before Honorable Stephen J. Roth November 18, 1970

(4-9)

Box   4  
Continuation of proceedings had on Plan A and Plan B, in the above-entitled cause before Honorable Stephen J. Roth November 19, 1970

(4-10)

Box   4  
Conclusion of proceedings had on Plan A and Plan B, in the above-entitled cause before Honorable Stephen J. Roth November 25, 1970

(4-11)

 
Proceedings on violations (de jure segregation)
Box   5  
February 11, 1971

("Proceedings had on standing of plaintiffs and under Rule 23, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure")

(5-1)

Box   5  
March 22, 1971

(5-2)

Box   5  
April 5,1971

(5-3)

Box   5  
April 6, 1971

(Book 1)

(5-4)

Box   5  
April 7, 1971

(Book 2)

(5-5)

Box   5  
April 8, 1971

(Book 3)

(5-6)

Box   5  
April 13, 1971

(Book 4)

(5-7)

Box   5  
April 14, 1971

(Book 5)

(5-8)

Box   5  
April 15, 1971

(Book 6)

(5-9)

Box   5  
April 16, 1971

(Book 7)

(5-10)

Box   5  
April 27, 1971

(Book 8)

(5-11)

Box   5  
April 28, 1971

(Book 9)

(5-12)

Box   5  
April 29, 1971

(Book 10)

(5-13)

Box   5  
April 30, 1971

(Book 11)

(5-14)

Box   5  
May 4, 1971

(Book 12)

(5-15)

Box   5  
May 5, 1971

(Book 13)

(5-16)

Box   5  
May 6, 1971

(Book 14)

(5-17)

Box   5  
May 7, 1971

(Book 15)

(5-18)

Box   5  
May 11, 1971

(Book 16)

(5-19)

Box   6  
May 12, 1971

(Book 17)

(6-1)

Box   6  
May 13, 1971

(Book 18)

(6-2)

Box   6  
May 14, 1971

(Book 19)

(6-3)

Box   6  
May 18, 1971

(Book 20)

(6-4)

Box   6  
May 19, 1971

(Book 21)

(6-5)

Box   6  
May 20, 1971

(Book 22)

(6-6)

Box   6  
May 21, 1971

(Book 23)

(6-7)

Box   6  
June 2, 1971

(Book 24)

(6-8)

Box   6  
June 3, 1971

(Book 25)

(6-9)

Box   6  
June 4, 1971

(Book 26)

(6-10)

Box   6  
June 8, 1971

(Book 27)

(6-11)

Box   6  
June 9, 1971

(Book 28)

(6-12)

Box   6  
June 10, 1971

(Book 29)

(6-13)

Box   6  
June 15, 1971

(Book 30)

(6-14)

Box   6  
June 16, 1971

(Book 31)

(6-15)

Box   6  
June 17, 1971

(Book 32)

(6-16)

Box   6  
June 18, 1971

(Book 33)

(6-17)

Box   6  
June 22, 1971

(Book 34)

(6-18)

Box   6  
June 23, 1971

(Book 35)

(6-19)

Box   7  
June 24, 1971

(Book 36)

(7-1)

Box   7  
June 25, 1971

(Book 37)

(7-2)

Box   7  
July 15, 1971

(Book 38)

(7-3)

Box   7  
July 19, 1971

(Book 39)

(7-4)

Box   7  
July 20, 1971

(Book 40)

(7-5)

Box   7  
July 22, 1971

(Book 41)

(7-6)

Box   7  
July 26, 1971

(Book 42)

(7-7)

 
Remedy proceedings
 
Detroit only plans
Box   7  
October 4, 1971

(7-8)

Box   7  
December 20, 1971

(7-9)

Box   7  
February 22, 1972

(Motions to intervene, et al., in the above-entitled matter)

(7-10)

Box   7  
March 14, 1972

(Book I)

(7-11)

Box   7  
March 15, 1972

(Book II)

(7-12)

Box   7  
March 16, 1972

(Book III)

(7-13)

Box   7  
March 17, 1972

(Book IV)

(7-14)

Box   7  
March 21, 1972

(Book V)

(7-15)

 
Metropolitan plans
Box   7  
March 28, 1972

(Book I)

(7-16)

Box   7  
March 29, 1972

(Book II)

(7-17)

Box   7  
March 30, 1972

(Book III)

(7-18)

Box   7  
April 4, 1972

(Book IV)

(7-19)

Box   7  
April 5, 1972

(Book V)

(7-20)

Box   8  
April 6, 1972

(Book VI)

(8-1)

Box   8  
April 7, 1972

(Book VII)

(8-2)

Box   8  
April 11, 1972

(Book VIII)

(8-3)

Box   8  
April 12, 1972

(Book IX)

(8-4)

Box   8  
April 13, 1972

(Book X is missing)

Box   8  
April 14, 1972

(Book XI)

(8-5)

 
Depositions
Box   8  
Continuation of deposition of Merle Henrickson, taken by plaintiffs April 12, 1971

(8-6)

Box   8  
De bene esse deposition of Dr. Norman Drachler taken by Defendant Detroit Board of Education June 28, 1971

(8-7)

Box   8  
The deposition of Harold Wagner, taken on behalf of the plaintiffs March 22, 1972

(8-8)

Box   8  
Exhibits from the deposition of Harold Wagner March 22, 1972

(8-9)

Box   8  
The deposition of John Porter, Ph.D., taken on behalf of plaintiffs March 23, 1972

(8-10)

 
Miscellaneous motions and transcripts
Box   8  
Rulings on motions taken under advisement during trial before Honorable Stephen J. Roth June 14, 1972

(8-11)

Box   8  
Motion to expand panel, temporary injunction, stay of proceedings, et al., in the above-entitled cause before Honorable Stephen J. Roth June 29, 1972

(8-12)

Box   8  
Proceedings had in the above-entitled matter re: purchase of buses before Honorable Stephen J. Roth July 10, 1972

(8-13)

Box   8  
Motion for stay: proceedings had in the above-entitled matter before Honorable Stephen J. Roth July 13, 1972

(8-14)

Box   8  
Proceedings had before Honorable Stephen J. Roth July 19, 1972

(8-15)