Bailey to Argue Amicus Curiae In Clay Slagle v. Montgomery County Board of Education

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On March 31, 2011, the Supreme Court of Alabama will hold oral argument in Clay Slagle v. Montgomery County Board of Education.  Dennis Bailey, shareholder of Rushton Stakely, will argue amicus curiae on behalf of the Alabama Press Association in a case that will determine the weakness or strength of the Alabama Open Meetings Act for years to come.  The trial court ruled that a school board could meet in small groups of less than a quorum in a serial fashion to deliberate important matters and avoid holding a public meeting.  The Supreme Court will now consider this important issue of public interest.