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Brief of the Caucus for Structural Equity

Brief of the Caucus for Structural Equity
2006Legal Analysis

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The question presented in these appeals is whether the limited use of race-based student assignment plans to preserve integration in Seattle and Jefferson County is consistent with the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The Caucus for Structural Equity believes strongly that the Constitution does not proscribe race-conscious efforts to promote racial equity in school assignments.

The Caucus is a collaborative of policy oriented nonprofit organizations and legal and social science academics focused on devising strategies to help alleviate persistent racial inequality in the United States. The parties have lodged universal letters of consent with the Clerk of Court for the filing of briefs Amicus Curiae.