Presidential search records turned over to judge
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Board of Supervisors has given its presidential search records to a Baton Rouge judge, who will keep them hidden during an appeal of her ruling that the documents are public records.
LSU lawyer Jimmy Faircloth says the documents were delivered in two batches Tuesday to Judge Janice Clark.
The Advocate and The Times-Picayune had sued for information about other candidates considered by the search committee before the board hired King Alexander for the job.
Clark ruled in April that the university system board violated the public records law by refusing to release the information. But the LSU board wouldn't turn over the documents, saying it had a right to appeal the decision.
This week, LSU agreed to give the information to Clark if it was kept under seal.