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Friday, May 4, 2007

Now to court

Posted By on Fri, May 4, 2007 at 2:32 PM

Superintendent Roy Brooks filed a motion today in his lawsuit against School Board president Katherine Mitchell and Board member Michael Daugherty for a temporary restraining order to prevent Mitchell and Daughtery from voting on anything related to Brooks. That would include, of course, the emergency suspension hearing currently scheduled for Monday and a hearing later in the month on Brooks' firing.

Nice way to rig a case if you can get away with it -- keep democratically elected school board members from voting in cases where you don't like how they're expected to vote.

Judge G. Thomas Eisele has tentatively scheduled a conference call on the matter for 4 p.m. todaythough a spokesman for his office said there'd been some difficulty reaching all the affected parties.

Mitchell and Daugherty currently don't have counsel in this case. Perfect, as far as Brooks' attorneys are concerned, no doubt. They argue that representation by five of the seven LR school zones is good enough to guarantee that the people's will is served. Tell that to those who've been disenfranchised.

UPDATE: Terrence Cain will represent Mitchell and Daugherty. Eisele's office also said Chip Welch, who represents the School Board in the suspension hearing, has been invited to listen in.

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