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Jeffrey Horner Lands Historic Victory for Galena Park Independent School District

April 24, 2007

HOUSTON (April 24, 2007)--Bracewell & Giuliani LLP attorney and public law expert Jeffrey J. Horner recently represented long-time Bracewell & Giuliani client Galena Park Independent School District (GPISD) in a historic victory in federal court on Friday, April 13.

The court dismissed with prejudice the desegregation case filed against it in 1971 by ruling that the GPISD had achieved unitary status, having eliminated the old racially-segregated dual school system.  Several factors are measured to determine if a school has reached unitary status including relative quality of education, diverse faculty and staff assignment, and non-discriminate facilities and resources.

The GPISD is now free from federal jurisdiction for the first time in more than 35 years.