Now to court | Arkansas Blog

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.


Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments (8)

Showing 1-8 of 8

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-8 of 8

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Donald Trump declares war on Hillary Clinton's marriage

    Donald Trump gave a remarkable interview to the New York Times yesterday in which he declared open season on the marriage of Bill and Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton's past infidelity. Seems like a loser, but I've been wrong before.
    • Oct 1, 2016
  • Use of solar on the rise in Arkansas

    With a pivotal ruling expected any day now from the Public Service Commission, Kyle Massey at Arkansas Business reports on the increase in Arkansans adding solar generation units on their homes and business.
    • Apr 13, 2018
  • The inspiring Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton's campaign for president illustrates again the double standard applied to women. Some writers get it. They even find the supposedly unlikable Clinton inspiring.
    • Oct 16, 2016

Most Recent Comments

Slideshows

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation