No. 72-2848.

485 F.2d 1268 (1973)

Houston BASSETT, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. ATLANTA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT et al., Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

October 30, 1973.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Charles E. Thompson, Atlanta, Tex., Franklin Jones, Jr., Marshall, Tex., for defendants-appellants.

Larry Watts, Houston, Tex., for plaintiff-appellee.

Before BELL, INGRAHAM and RONEY, Circuit Judges.

RONEY, Circuit Judge:

As a result of Government pressure to desegregate its schools, Atlanta, Texas, unitized its school system commencing with the 1970-71 term. After consolidating their three high schools into one, the school district had two more high school principals than it needed, one of which was plaintiff, who then sued for reinstatement and back pay. Although the District Court, 347 F.Supp. 1191, found that the school...

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