VIDEO: Silver v. Halifax County NC Court of Appeals Argument

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On September 19, 2016, the NC Court of Appeals heard oral argument in the Center’s groundbreaking education case, Silver v. Halifax County Bd. of Commissioners.

Watch the argument

The case was filed by the Coalition for Education and Economic Security (CEES), the Halifax County Branch of the NAACP, and three parents and guardians of schoolchildren in Halifax. The complaint, which was dismissed by the trial court, alleges that the county commissioners’ inequitable and inefficient allocation of resources among, and maintenance of, three racially segregated and low performing school districts in Halifax County violates the right of students to receive a sound basic education as guaranteed by the North Carolina Constitution and affirmed by the North Carolina Supreme Court in the Leandro cases.

The case was heard by a panel of Chief Judge Linda McGee, Judge Donna Stroud, and Judge Lucy Inman. A decision is expected in the next few months.

CCR Clients at the Court
Halifax NAACP President David Harvey, CEES President Rebecca Copeland, and Managing Attorney Mark Dorosin at the Court of Appeals

Posted by Mark Dorosin on Mon. October 31, 2016 2:22 PM
Categories: Education, Halifax County, Race Discrimination, Segregation
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