The Judge's Order


As has been reported, Judge Story has issued an Order regarding the DeKalb Board of Education (DBOE). If you click here, you can see a copy of the Order.

In short, it states that if Governor Deal decides to appoint a new member to the DBOE, that proposed member shall not be permitted to take office at this time. Moreover, if Governor Deal decided to remove a member, the member will remain in office but not be permitted to act on behalf of the DBOE or take any other official action.

The purpose of this Order is to maintain the status quo until a hearing can be heard. The hearing will be Friday, March 1, 2013 at 2:30 PM at the Courthouse for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.


It is NOT a decision on the merits. It only means that the Court will hear arguments and that everything is held in abeyance until then. In other words, it is possible that Governor Deal may still be able to appoint and remove members.

I expect that the Court will make a quick decision after the hearing on Friday.

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