MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A lawsuit aimed at getting Joe Reed's
name back on the basketball arena at Alabama State University has
Former Alabama State trustee Frankie Underwood had filed
lawsuit accusing the trustees of violating the state's Open Meeting
Act when they decided to remove Reed's name from the university's
Acadome last year.
Montgomery County Circuit Judge Truman Hobbs Jr. ruled Wednesday
there was no evidence of a violation.
Reed is chairman of black wing of the Alabama Democratic Party
and associate executive secretary of the Alabama Education
The trustees voted to take his name off the arena after he challenged the severance pay for former Alabama State President Joe Lee.