Nos. 88-5065, 88-5068 to 88-5071 and 88-5088.

906 F.2d 742 (1990)

WOMEN'S EQUITY ACTION LEAGUE, et al., Appellees, v. Lauro F. CAVAZOS, Secretary of Education, et al., Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided June 26, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Alfred Mollin, Atty., Dept. of Justice, with whom Stuart M. Gerson, Asst. Atty. Gen., Jay B. Stephens, U.S. Atty., Michael Jay Singer and Matthew Collette, Attys., Dept. of Justice, were on the brief for Lauro F. Cavazos, Secretary of Educ., et al., appellants in Nos. 88-5065, 88-5068, 88-5069, 88-5070 and 88-5088 and appellees in No. 88-5071. Robert Loeb, Atty., Dept. of Justice, Washington, D.C., also entered an appearance for Lauro F. Cavazos, Secretary of Educ., et al.

John D. Aldock, John Townsend Rich and Elizabeth M. Brown, Washington, D.C., were on the brief for appellants Ass'n for Retarded Citizens of Georgia, et al. in No. 88-5071.

Elliott C. Lichtman for Kenneth Adams, et al., and Marcia D. Greenberger, Washington, D.C., for Women's Equity Action League, et al., with whom Julius LeVonne Chambers and Janell M. Byrd, New York City, for Kenneth Adams, et al., Brenda V. Smith, for Women's Equity Action League, et al., Hadrian R. Katz and L. Hope O'Keefe for Jimmy Martinez, et al., John D. Aldock and Elizabeth Brown for Ass'n for Georgia, et al., and Coleman S. Hicks and Carolyn Vinson, Washington, D.C., for National Federation of the Blind, were on the joint brief for Kenneth Adams, et al., appellees in Nos. 88-5056, 88-5068, 88-5069, 88-5070, and 88-5088.


Opinion for the court filed by Circuit Judge RUTH BADER GINSBURG.


We revisit in this opinion a case involving discrimination in federally-funded educational enterprises. The case originated in the district court twenty years ago and has grown ever larger in the two decades since its initiation. Eventually, the action cast the district court as nationwide overseer or pacer of procedures government agencies use to enforce...

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