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Mark Dorosin

Mark Dorosin

Group files unitary status appeal

The school system’s lawyer Ken Soo said the school system has until Jan. 17 to respond with its own legal brief.

By Katherine Ayers

The Daily Reflector

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A brief filed on Tuesday by the plaintiffs in the Pitt County Schools unitary status case describes reasons for the appeal.

Filed by Mark Dorosin with the University of North Carolina Center for Civil Rights, the brief lists “several fundamental legal errors” in Judge Malcolm Howard’s ruling issued on Sept. 23 that the school system had achieved unitary status, should be released from a 1970 federal court desegregation order, and that the 2011-12 redistricting was legal although it still was under the desegregation order at the time it was imposed.


“First, (the ruling) eliminated the need for the board to prove that it had complied in good faith with the orders of the court supervising desegregation,” Dorosin wrote in the brief. “For that failure of proof alone, the decision granting unitary status must be reversed.

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Unbelievable

What a waste of time, money, and energy by this liberal group that think they know more than anyone else. Go back to Chapel Hill and leave us alone!

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