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William Wayne Justice Papers

United States v. Texas (continued)

Judge Justice’s order prohibited all transfers after June 1, 1971 unless hardship could be shown. Numerous letters were written by parents to both Judge Justice and the TEA protesting transfer refusals.

In response to Judge Justice’s May 1971 order prohibiting discrimination in extracurricular activities and personnel practices, he receivednumerous citizen reports of discrimination Complaints sent to Judge Justice were forwarded to the Texas Education Agency for investigation.

Henderson ISD LetterUnder his order, the Texas Education Agency was required to conduct annual reviews of school districts with a 66% or greater minority enrollment as well as those districts with a 90% or greater Caucasian enrollment. Further, TEA was required to show why schools with a 66% or greater minority enrollment and schools with less than 250 students should not be annexed into neighboring districts.

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