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Once dysfunctional, Gov. Bevin now says former UofL board has illegal political makeup
cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 08/02/2016 | Kevin Wheatley

Posted on 08/04/2016 8:45:27 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat

After a judge ruled that Gov. Matt Bevin’s moves to replace the University of Louisville Board of Trustees did not pass legal muster, the governor is calling on Attorney General Andy Beshear to say whether he believes the former board meets legal requirements regarding the panel’s political makeup.

Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd granted Beshear’s request for a temporary injunction on Friday, finding that Bevin’s actions in abolishing and reconstituting the UofL board overstepped his authority. Bevin’s office has said it will appeal the ruling.

In his June 17 press conference, Bevin justified his executive actions by saying the board had fallen into dysfunction. On Tuesday, he injected the board’s political makeup into the debate.

The former board was comprised of 13 Democrats, one Republican and an independent, which “doesn’t even pretend to meet the requirements” of state law, Bevin said in a news release. That board was seated by Beshear’s father and Bevin’s predecessor, former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear.

“Kentucky law clearly states that the University of Louisville Board of Trustees must have proportional representation of the two leading political parties in the Commonwealth,” the first-year Republican governor said in a statement.

“The old board didn’t even come close to complying with the law. The public deserves to know: Does Attorney General Beshear agree that the old U of L Board was (and, if reconvened, would still be) illegally constituted? Does he believe this illegally constituted board has the authority to meet and conduct business on behalf of the university?”

Bevin’s board, by contrast, had four Democrats, four Republicans and two independents.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: bevin; uofl
The former Board was clearly illegal - the law is very explicit. There is no basis for this stay or this lawsuit. The governor has the power to dissolve something in the executive branch that is constituted illegally. If it were legally constituted and he just abolished it because he didn't like on a whim, that would be a different story - but in this case, it is clearly illegal.

Some members of Boards got appointed by the AG's father while he was governor who were contributed to the AG's campaign.

1 posted on 08/04/2016 8:45:27 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican

GD Judge, must be in the pocket of the dixie mafia democrats. I’m sick of these judicial fiats.

2 posted on 08/04/2016 9:30:45 PM PDT by Impy (Never Shillery)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Democrats don’t have to follow our laws, just look at Clinton, all the mass shooters, sanctuary cities,Obama, DOJ, IRS, FBI.

3 posted on 08/05/2016 4:58:57 AM PDT by stockpirate (BEST F'ING ELECTION EVER)
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To: cuban leaf; wardaddy


4 posted on 08/05/2016 6:17:51 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (We will no longer surrender this country to the false song of globalism. --Donald Trump)
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To: Albion Wilde

So, now we know why he disbanded it. He can’t lose with impartial judge.

5 posted on 08/05/2016 9:43:34 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: Impy; Republican Wildcat

This is the kind of crap Gov. Fletcher had to deal with, Democrat patronage galore, and putting an end to this nonsense. Spawn of Beshear just wants Gov. Bevin to follow the same path so he can take him out in 2019.

6 posted on 08/05/2016 9:54:54 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Impy
seriously, the rats just kill off anyone when they need too...the list is long....

we are in a war and they have guns, and we have mamby pamby talk with a plastic knife for defense...

I'd like to see a war like attitude....

7 posted on 08/05/2016 9:59:52 AM PDT by cherry
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I laugh at the mention of university “regents as somehow a great achievement....all they are are good little rat soldiers...getting thanked with a title...

8 posted on 08/05/2016 10:01:43 AM PDT by cherry
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To: cherry

The frightening thing is that they (Dems) have their hacks ensconced on the bench to enforce their edicts, no matter how immoral or illegal.

9 posted on 08/05/2016 10:22:56 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Next step: remove the AG.

It looks to me like Bevin is giving the AG a chance to do his job with honor and impartiality. If he fails, which it appears he has, perhaps that is grounds for removing him.

The democrats used to be sneaky about their underhanded manipulation. Now they are brazenly open about it. Perhaps their brazenness will expose them and be their downfall. I hope and pray.

10 posted on 08/05/2016 11:18:24 AM PDT by generally
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Impeach Spawn of Beshear ? The corrupt Dems still have the House under the Speakership of the even more corrupt ex-AG Stumbo (who set up Gov. Fletcher and ran him out of office). They’ll protect their corrupt guys at all costs.

11 posted on 08/05/2016 11:40:21 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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