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LSU board members threatened with jail time

3 years 8 months 1 week ago September 10, 2013 Sep 10, 2013 Tuesday, September 10 2013 September 10, 2013 8:05 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Jillian Washington

BATON ROUGE - A state judge has warned members of the LSU Board of Supervisors they could face jail time for failing to comply with a court order to turn over documents detailing their search for a new system-president earlier this year.

District Judge Janice Clark issued the order in April after multiple newspapers filed suit seeking the release of the candidates' names.

But the board has refused to cooperate, despite Clark finding it in contempt of court last month and issuing the university a $500 a day fine until the names are released.

Clark ordered attorneys for both sides to return to the courtroom Tuesday to determine how the board plans to move forward in the matter.

Legal council for the Board of Supervisors says it intends to appeal Clark's order and should not have to comply with it until a higher court makes a ruling.

LSU selected F. King Alexander to lead the university and its system in March.

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