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Thornton Tp. High School Dist. 205 et al. v. Argo Comm. High School Dist. 217 et al.

Case Conclusion Date: 01.01.2006

Practice Area: Civil rights

Outcome: Settlement

Description: Represented several majority-African-American school districts challenging the decision made by eleven predominately white, high school districts to secede from the largest high school interscholastic conference in Illinois. The new arrangement they contemplated would have effectively ended regular season competition between majority-white and majority-African-American high schools in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. This case was one of the first to use the “effects test” provisions of the Illinois Civil Rights Act of 2003 and settled on terms that assured continued regular season competition and meetings between majority-white and majority-African-American high schools.

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