Federal Court Debates Georgia Nepotism Law

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Atlanta, GA (AP) - A federal appeals court is considering a
challenge to a Georgia law that bans the immediate family of
superintendents, principals and other school administrators from
running for election to a local school board.

A federal judge struck down the law in April, but state
officials asked the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday to
reinstate it.

A current school board members and a former school board member
sued Secretary of State Brian Kemp months after the law took effect
in 2009, saying they have a fundamental right to be a candidate.

But state officials say the restrictions are needed to combat

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WCTV 1801 Halstead Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32309
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 112094914 - wctv.tv/a?a=112094914
Gray Television, Inc.