Steele v. Honea

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Number: 261 Ga. 644
Year: 1991
State: Georgia
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Steele v. Honea was a case before the Georgia Supreme Court in 1991 concerning open meetings laws.


Steele v. Honea, 261 Ga. 644 (1991) (Weltner, J.) [19 Med. L. Rep. 1605]: Conduct of public official who participates in closed meeting that is required by law to be open can become ground for recall under 1989 Recall Act. According to Fletcher, J., concurring, "The practical side of the majority decision is to point out that if there is the slightest doubt, or any question whatsoever, as to whether a matter can be the subject of a closed meeting, DO NOT CLOSE. To err in favor of openness will not result in the imposition of penalties on public officials, however, to err otherwise may well result in such penalties."[1]

See also


  1. Synopsis of Georgia Open Meetings Act Cases