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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 1:57pm

Judge Allows Campaign Activity

Updated: 2 years ago.
A lawsuit alleging illegal campaigning by public education authorities opposed to a constitutional amendment on charter schools unraveled Wednesday in a Fulton County courtroom. Five plaintiffs filed the case against every Georgia school district over some officials' actions regarding a Nov. 6 referendum that would grant the state more power to select private operators for independent public schools. (photo by Jeanne Bonner)

A lawsuit alleging illegal campaigning by public education authorities opposed to a constitutional amendment on charter schools unraveled Wednesday in a Fulton County courtroom.

Five plaintiffs filed the case against every Georgia school district over some officials' actions regarding a Nov. 6 referendum that would grant the state more power to select private operators for independent public schools. But in an initial hearing, attorney Glenn Delk rolled back his arguments to Fulton and Gwinnett counties.

Superior Court Judge Wendy Shoob declined to issue a preliminary injunction blocking the Fulton system from publishing an online Q&A about the referendum. She declined to rule on anything concerning Gwinnett, telling the plaintiffs to take up their complaint in a Gwinnett Court.

The Fulton case still could go to trial.

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