Lawsuit Challenges MCCCD Governing Board Expansion

January 10, 2014

(Photo by Emily Johnson-KJZZ)
A 2010 law expanded MCCCD's governing board, but some political leaders are against it.

Some Democratic political leaders in Arizona have filed a lawsuit, challenging part of a 2010 state law that expands the Maricopa Community College District’s Governing Board. The provision in question adds two at-large seats to the board. The other five members each represent a specific district.

Justin Levitt is a law professor, specializing in election law, at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and said the plaintiffs’ rhetoric does not necessarily match what is in the suit.

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