The Glory Has Departed
Norma Boeckler, Artist-in-Residence
Bethany Lutheran Worship on
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Lawsuit seeking Ecclesia records to move forward | NWADG:
"Arkansas legislators gave nearly $700,000 of taxpayers' money to the private Christian college from the state's General Improvement Fund.
Ecclesia has twice asked a judge to dismiss Parsons' lawsuit. Ecclesia contended too much time had passed without a court hearing, making the lawsuit moot. Its motion also argued the open records law doesn't apply to Ecclesia because it's a private institution. The college claimed the receipt of some public money isn't sufficient to bring it within the coverage of the state Freedom of Information Act.
Threet found no merit in the seven day argument and ruled that Parsons has stated sufficient facts related to Ecclesia's monetary involvement with government to keep the lawsuit active."
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