The U.S. Supreme Court argued this case on October 12, 1970. It was decided on April 20, 1971, by a vote of nine to zero, that "district wide supervision of affected public schools by federal district courts" is allowable until the system is once again "unitary."
This decision led the courts to enforce great expansion of busing routes to create integration in schools. An average one-way trip to school took an hour and fourteen minutes. Busing for the entire school system costed $4.2 million and required 526 buses. Many whites disliked this system greatly, so they moved to suburbs. Other whites decided to go to private schools. This made the busing solution unsuccessful.