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After mediation fails, college segregation case returns to 4th Circuit

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, housed at the Lewis F. Powell Jr. U.S. Courthouse in Richmond, xxx (U.S. General Services Administration)

Litigation over segregation at Maryland’s colleges will return to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after six months of court-ordered mediation failed. The 4th Circuit in January ordered the parties, the Maryland Higher Education Commission and a coalition representing ...

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4th Circuit orders parties to settle dispute over Md. college segregation

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, housed at the Lewis F. Powell Jr. U.S. Courthouse in Richmond, xxx (U.S. General Services Administration)

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered mediation for Maryland and its historically black institutions rather than ruling on cross-appeals argued last month in a lawsuit that dates back to 2006. The court issued a per curium order ...

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

The campus of Coppin State University. Coppin is one of Maryland's four historically black institutions. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

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 ...

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4th Circuit sets December argument date for HBCU case

Bowie State University is among the state’s historically black colleges and universities that have sued the state for discrimination. Lawmakers plan on reintroducing a measure vetoed in 2020 that would settle the lawsuit by distributing $577 million to Maryland HBCUs over the course of 10 years. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

The parties to lengthy litigation over the treatment of historically black colleges and universities in Maryland will argue cross-appeals of a trial judge’s liability and remedy orders before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in December. The appellate court ...

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State outlines appeal of liability, injunction in HBCU litigation

Coppin State Science and Technology Center

Nearly five years after a federal judge found Maryland's state colleges and universities failed to effectively desegregate, the state will get to challenge on appeal that ruling and the subsequently ordered injunctive relief.

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