GOP Chairman files lawsuit against BCSD's Murray

  • Thursday, June 27, 2013

Berkeley County Republican Party Chairman Terry Hardesty has filed a federal lawsuit against school board chairman Kent Murray.
Goings Law Firm announced the suit in a release to the media Friday afternoon.
Republican activists Linda Riney and Nancy Corbin joined Hardesty in filing the suit.
According to the release, the suit is being filed because of violations “of First and Fourteenth Amendment rights.
“This action comes after Kent Murray … unilaterally changed a policy to prevent citizens from criticizing (the school board's) handling of the ethics violations … and gaveled Hardesty down for speaking on issues of great public importance," the release said.
The school district's role in the recent Yes4Schools campaign in favor of a county-wide bond referendum is currently under investigation by SLED.
“I did not want to file this lawsuit, and I personally and publicly asked the Chairman to reconsider his ill-advised decision to prevent public debate and criticism, but I believe the First Amendment is one of our great American values and checks on government, and must be absolutely safeguarded,” Hardesty said.
Check back for more details of the suit, and for complete coverage see next week's newspaper.

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