Original Court Documents - Page 1

Petition that initiated the case

March 2, 1945. This petition initiated the case. It alleged that four Orange County school districts segregated children of “Mexican and Latin descent” in violation of the Constitution.
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Summons for school districts

March 2, 1945. This summons required the school districts to provide the plaintiffs’ attorney with a response to the petition within 20 days.
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Affidavit of David C. Marcus

March 19, 1945. By this document the lawyer for the plaintiffs and the judge agreed that copies of briefs, which had to go to more than 20 individuals, did not have to be delivered by a US Marshal.
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Notice of Motion to Dismiss Petition

April 4, 1945. This motion, submitted by the Orange County Counsel, asked the judge to dismiss the case, asserting the court had no jurisdiction over the matter.
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Answers of the School District

May 5, 1945. The El Modino, Garden Grove Elementary, Santa Ana City and Westminster School Districts’ responses to the petition. They answered that the court had no jurisdiction over the matter and generally
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Application for Leave to Appear Amicus Curiae (ACLU)

May 19, 1945. The American Civil Liberties Union submitted this application to become a “friend of the court” with the right to submit materials relating to the case.
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Order Setting the Trial Date June 4, 1945

This order set the trial date for Thursday July 4, 1945 at 10:00 AM.
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June 26,1945 Pretrial Transcripts

June 26,1945 Pretrial Transcripts
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Trail Transcript July 5, 1945

This transcript documents trial activity on July 5, 1945, including testimony from Felicitas Fuentes, James L. Kent, Juan Munoz, Manuela Ochoa, Frank Palomino, and Jane Sianez.
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