Johnson v. Nicely

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Number: 258 Ga. 574
Year: 1988
State: Georgia
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Johnson v. Nicelywas a case before the Georgia Supreme Court in 1988 concerning open meetings laws.


Johnson v. Nicely, 258 Ga. 574 (1988) (Gregory, J.): Suit to invalidate the Warren County Board of Commissioner's application to be a host site for a hazardous waste dump based on improper notice of the Board's meeting in violation of the Open Meetings Act. The Court reversed the decision of the trial court (Pickett, J.) invalidating the application, holding that, even though the notice did not state the exact time and place of the meeting, the notice was nevertheless sufficient to comply with the statute and added that "[i]f more effective notice is desired, the statute must be amended." Justice Weltner dissented, arguing that the notice was inadequate as a matter of law.[1]

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