David E. Hudson Discusses Georgia’s Sunshine Laws for Rockdale Citizen

In the article, “Newton School Board Holds Apparent Illegal Meeting, ” David E. Hudson discusses Georgia Sunshine Laws and how school boards are required to transact business in the open unless members are discussing employee personnel matters, pending litigation or real estate acquisition .Mr. Hudson further states, “A lawyer is entitled to meet in a closed session with a local government agency only to discuss pending or threatened litigation. That is not what was happening here, and thus it would be illegal to conduct a closed meeting with the lawyer present to simply discuss the writing of a newspaper column by a board member and what is reflected as a part of that column.”

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