Davis v. Shavers

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Number: 263 Ga. 785
Year: 1994
State: Georgia
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Davis v. Shavers was a case before the Georgia Supreme Court in 1994 concerning open meetings laws.


Davis v. Shavers, 263 Ga. 785 (1994) (Clarke, J.): Appeal from decision of trial court (Pannell, J.), finding that applications for petition of recall of two city councilmen and the mayor of Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia were insufficient. Among other alleged transgressions, the application cited a violation of the Open Meetings Act as grounds for the recall. Affirming the trial court's decision, the Georgia Supreme Court recognized that a violation of the Act can be grounds for recall of a politician, but held that the circumstances of the violation must be set out with "reasonable particularity," including notice of the time and place of the alleged violation, so that members of the public can make "an informed decision as to whether to sign the application for recall." 263 Ga. at 787. According to the Court, "That was not done in this case." Id.[1]

See also


  1. Synopsis of Georgia Open Meetings Act Cases