Bolling v. Sharpe

PETITIONER: Spotswood Thomas Bolling et al.
RESPONDENT: C. Melvin Sharpe et al.
LOCATION: Sousa Junior High School

DECIDED BY: Warren Court (1953-1954)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

ARGUED: Dec 10, 1952 / Dec 11, 1952
REARGUED: Dec 08, 1953 / Dec 09, 1953
DECIDED: May 17, 1954

James M. Nabrit, Jr. - argued and reargued for the petitioners in No. 413 and No. 8
Milton D. Korman - argued and reargued for the respondents in No. 413 and No. 8

Facts of the case

On account of their race, black children in Washington D.C. were denied admission to the same public schools which white children attended.


Did the segregation of the public schools of Washington D.C. violate the due process clause of the Fifth Amendment?