4th Circuit panel hears arguments in dispute over segregation at Md. colleges

An appellate panel will determine whether to allow a sweeping order to desegregate Maryland's historically black institutions to stand after hearing arguments Tuesday. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments on cross-appeals from the parties to a lawsuit filed in 2006 accusing the Maryland Higher Education Commission of “maintaining vestiges of the prior de jure system ...

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