Michigan AG Loses Challenge to Remove Detroit School Board

Friday, February 8, 2013

The state attorney general has lost a court challenge to remove most of Detroit’s school board.

In an order signed on Feb. 5, Wayne Circuit Court Judge John Gillis Jr. denied State Attorney General Bill Schuette’s motion for summary disposition and granted the school board’s motion, effectively allowing the school board to continue to hold office.

George Washington, the school board’s attorney, said he received the order by mail today.

Washington called the lawsuit “bogus from the beginning.”

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