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Ritz Suit Dismissed

Glenda Ritz
Glenda Ritz

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz filed against members of the State Board of Education. 

The judge said that Ritz didn’t have authority to go to court without representation from the attorney general. That same judge left open the opportunity for Attorney General Greg Zoeller to bring the suit back to court. 

Ritz might also bring the case back if Zoeller refuses to represent her in her position as State School Superintendent. The case might take another rout to court as four individuals have filed complaints with the public access counselor with the goal of taking the matter back to court. The judges ruling did not address the contention in the lawsuit that claims that the members of the State Board of Education – who were all appointed by Republican governors – of violating the state’s Open Door Law by taking official action without meeting in public for a debate and vote.

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