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Oral argument in Edmund's lawsuit against discriminatory St. Louis policy

March 31, 2017 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

This upcoming Wednesday, April 5, Wencong Fa and I will be in St. Louis for oral argument in E.L. v. Voluntary Interdistrict Choice Corporation. We will be representing Edmund Lee and his mother La’Shieka White in their quest to strike down a St. Louis policy that prohibits African-American children from attending magnet and charter schools ...

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ABC in St. Louis reports on the White case

May 25, 2016 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

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Preliminary injunction filed in St. Louis segregation case

May 11, 2016 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

This afternoon we filed a motion for preliminary injunction in White v. Voluntary Interdistrict Choice Corporation. This is our challenge to a St. Louis-area policy that prevents black kids — and only black kids — from transferring from St. Louis County into public schools in the City of St. Louis. This is a blatant, invidious, unjust ...

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PLF files major civil rights case challenging discriminatory St. Louis transfer program

May 04, 2016 | By WENCONG FA

The St. Louis transfer program allows students living in St. Louis County to attend magnet schools within city limits — unless the student is black. The program made headlines recently when it threatened to banish third-grader Edmund Lee Jr. from Gateway Science Academy, the school he has attended his entire life. Today PLF is proud to R ...