Case dismissed against Gov. Bevin over replacement of U of L board of trustees
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- More than two years after Kentucky's governor dissolved the University of Louisville's board of trustees, the case is now officially over.
Wednesday morning, Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate signed the order formally dismissing the controversial case.
In June 2016, Governor Matt Bevin fired U of L's trustee board and appointed new members. Attorney General Andy Beshear sued and won, with a judge ruling Bevin had abused his power.
But a year ago, the state Supreme Court dismissed the case after the General Assembly passed a law validating Bevin's actions. Today's action ends the legal dispute.
"We're happy that this closes out the chapter and we can -- everybody can -- move forward," said Chad Meredith, Gov. Bevin's attorney. "It's a good resolution, I think, for everybody, and I think U of L is on the path -- continuing on the path -- to greatness."
The Governor and the Attorney General face off again on Thursday when the Supreme Court hears Beshear's challenge to the pension reform bill passed earlier this year.
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