Maxwell v. Carney

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Year: 2001
State: Georgia
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Maxwell v. Carney was a case before the Georgia Supreme Court in 2001 concerning open meetings laws.


Maxwell v. Carney , 273 Ga. 864 (2001) (Thompson, J.): County board of commissioners held monthly meeting in usual room, but on one occasion the room could not accommodate all people who wanted to attend. Board did not move meeting to larger room that had been used previously for meetings.

Supreme Court affirmed lower court's ruling that board must conduct meetings in larger meeting room if usual room was too small; but reversed lower court's ruling that board was required to provide adequate seating to enable all members of public to attend the meeting. Held that Act requires adequate, advance notice of a meeting, not physical access to all members of public.[1]

See also


  1. Synopsis of Georgia Open Meetings Act Cases