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Lawsuit Seeks Statewide Remedies for New Jersey's Segregated Public School System

On the 64th anniversary of the landmark U.S Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, which ruled government-mandated segregation of students unconstitutional, Pashman Stein Walder Hayden and Gibbons a coalition of civil rights groups, filed a complaint in Mercer County Superior Court against the state of New Jersey claiming that persistent segregation has violated the constitutional rights of hundreds of thousands of New Jersey’s students. The Latino Action Network, the NAACP New Jersey State Conference and other plaintiffs allege that New Jersey has been “complicit” in creating and maintaining “one of the most segregated public school systems in the nation.”

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