News in Brief
Appointed School Board Can Stand, Court Rules
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 4Published in Print: March 1, 2017, as Appointed School Board Can Stand, Court Rules