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Court sends back school suit

September 26, 2005

Thomasville, Georgia-- An NAACP lawsuit against Thomasville city schools is headed back to a lower court.

An appeals court judge ruled a federal judge did not apply a correct legal standard to part of the case.

The NAACP sued Thomasville Schools in 1998, claiming the school system segregates students by classes, discipline, and instructional ability. Last year, a federal judge threw out the suit claiming it had not basis.

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