Michigan attorney general's lawsuit against Detroit School Board dismissed

Published On: Feb 07 2013 02:18:24 PM EST
Updated On: Feb 07 2013 03:56:12 PM EST
DETROIT -

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette's lawsuit seeking the removal of seven Detroit School Board members has been tossed out.

Wayne County Circuit Court Judge John Gillis dismissed the case the case in an opinion filed Tuesday.

READ: Gillis' ruling

Schuette had argued that seven of the 11 Detroit school board members be removed because they had been elected in districts -- state law only allows in districts large enough to qualify as first class. He said the Detroit Public Schools ceased to qualify in 2008.

“We are glad that this lawsuit has been exposed as the bogus claim that it always was. Attorney General Schuette and Governor Snyder filed this lawsuit to prevent the largely black and Latino citizens of Detroit from having any say over their own schools. The Attorney General should not appeal this decision and he and the Governor should stop trying to destroy elected government in the City of Detroit," said George B. Washington, attorney for the Detroit School Board.

Read more Local News headlines:

Comments

The views expressed below are not those of Click On Detroit, WDIV, or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus