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Judge finds LSU Board of Supervisors in contempt

3 years 9 months 1 week ago August 14, 2013 Aug 14, 2013 Wednesday, August 14 2013 August 14, 2013 1:59 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - A state judge has found the LSU Board of Supervisors in contempt of court for not complying with her April 30 order to turn over to The Advocate and The Times-Picayune newspapers records related to the university's search for a new president.

The Advocate reports District Judge Janice Clark on Wednesday fined LSU $500 a day for each day the school fails to comply with her order.

LSU's attorney, Jimmy Faircloth, said LSU can't provide the newspapers with the records because doing so would moot the school's constitutional right to appeal the judge's ruling. Faircloth says the school will continue to appeal Clark's ruling as well as the contempt citation.

Lori Mince, who represents the newspapers, said LSU is in contempt because no higher court has stayed Clark's order.

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