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Appointed School Board Can Stand, Court Rules

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A federal judge has rejected an effort by former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and some Chicago residents to force the city to adopt an elected school board.

The lawsuit contended that a school board appointed by Chicago's mayor violates the Constitution and civil rights. They said such a board raises the question of taxation without representation.

The court said the plaintiffs have no fundamental right to vote in school board elections.

Vol. 36, Issue 23, Page 4

Published in Print: March 1, 2017, as Appointed School Board Can Stand, Court Rules
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