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Sheff 1995 Conn. LEXIS 1995 Ruling/Opinion

This text is an opinion written by Harry Hammer, the trial judge of Sheff v. O’Neill. In his opinion, Judge Hammer utilizes the facts of the case, testimonies, and the history of Connecticut in order to back the decision of … Continue reading

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Sheff 1996 Majority Opinion

I analyzed the Sheff vs. O’Neill 1996 Connecticut Supreme Court case legal document for the majority opinion led by Chief Justice Ellen Ash Peters. The ruling was split 4-3 with the court ruling that the state had an affirmative obligation … Continue reading

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Sheff v. O’Neill 2013

On April 20, 2013, the defendants and plaintiffs of the Sheff v. O’Neill met to discuss a year extension to the previous goals created because the goals of the Phase II Stipulation were not met this year by the defendant. … Continue reading

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Sheff: 2013 Settlement

The legal document that I analyzed was the 2013 Sheff settlement, the most recent settlement in a case that dates back to 1989. The document begins by acknowledging the original Sheff v. O’Neill decision. It briefly describes the 2003 and … Continue reading

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Sheff vs. O’Neill Stipulation and Proposed Order (Phase II, 2008)

On April 4, 2008 the Sheff v. O’Neill Stipulation and Proposed Order was discussed in order to meet the goals that would decrease racial, ethnic, and economic isolation in Hartford public schools. Originally these goals were set in Phase 1 … Continue reading

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Sheff v. O’Neill July 1996 Dissenting Opinion

In the spring of 1995, a Superior Court judge refuses to hold the state of Connecticut responsible for remedying educational inequality between Hartford students and their suburban counter parts. In the summer of 1996, the State Supreme Court overrules the … Continue reading

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Scheff 2008 Settlement

On April 4, 2008 defendants and plaintiffs of the lawsuit Scheff vs. O’neil met to discuss plans to increase progress in “reducing racial, ethnic, and economic isolation in Hartford Public Schools until June 2013″ (1).  Due to the failure of … Continue reading

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Lumpkin v Dempsey 1970 complaint

The Lumpkin v Dempsey 1970 complaint is a legal document that outlines school segregation complaint which was filed by Mae Willie Lumpkin, Barbara Henderson, Mary Diaz and Helen Vernell Johnson against John Dempsey, the Governor of Connecticut.  The plaintiffs, Lumpkin, … Continue reading

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Sheff vs O’Neil 2003

Sheff vs. O’Neill Stipulation and Order (Phase I, 2003) is a document dealing with the opening and production of Magnet Schools in the Hartford area.  In an attempt to create racial, ethnic, and economic equality, this document provides an abundant … Continue reading

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“Sheff v. O’Neill Complaint”

“Sheff v. O’Neill Complaint” is a legal complaint filed by ten-year-old Milo Sheff and seventeen other Hartford school children, all acting through their parents, which claims that the state of Connecticut has denied their right to an equal education, as … Continue reading

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