No. 97-40162.

158 F.3d 299 (1998)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, Goodrich Independent School District, Intervenor Plaintiff-Appellee, v. STATE OF TEXAS, et al., Defendants, Forest Springs Subdivision, Intervenor Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

October 29, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Lisa Wilson Edwards, Dennis J. Dimsey, U.S. Dept. of Justice, App. Section, Civil Rights Div., Washington, DC, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Roger D. Hepworth, Donald G. Henslee, Ward D. King, Henslee, Fowler & Hepworth, Austin, TX, for Intervenor Plaintiff-Appellee.

William C. Bednar, Jr., Austin, TX, for Intervenor Defendant-Appellant.

Before JONES and SMITH, Circuit Judges, and FITZWATER, District Judge.

EDITH H. JONES, Circuit Judge:

This case pits a community's effort to send 22 children to the school that will best serve their educational needs1 against the district court's interpretation of a 27-year-old state-wide school desegregation decree. At issue is whether the injunctive decree prohibits a neighborhood subdivision from changing school districts, even though the move would only alter the racial composition of the district from...

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