Athens Newspapers, Inc., et al. v. Classic Center Authority for Clarke County

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Athens Newspapers, Inc., et al.vs.Classic Center Authority for Clarke County
Number: No. SU-89-CV-1543
Year: 1989
State: Georgia
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Athens Newspapers, Inc., et al. v. Classic Center Authority for Clarke County was a case before the Georgia Supreme Court in 1989 concerning open meetings laws.

Background

Athens Newspapers, Inc., et al. v. Classic Center Authority for Clarke County, No. SU-89-CV-1543 (Clarke County Superior Court, Dec. 22, 1989) (Gaines, J.): Suit by the Athens Banner Herald and Athens Daily News to enjoin closed sessions of the Classic Center Authority to discuss and deliberate upon the employment of architectural firms for the Athens Civic Center. Held that the entire meeting should have been open both (1) because architectural firms are not "employees" within the meaning of the Open Meetings Act personnel exception and (2) because the action of the Authority in reducing the number of firms under consideration from six to three was tantamount to a vote regardless of what other label may be attempted to be attached and votes are not excluded by the personnel exception.[1]

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References

  1. Synopsis of Georgia Open Meetings Act Cases