Court favors ASU trustees in removing Reed's name

Alabama State University

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled against a lawsuit aimed at restoring the name of an influential political figure, Joe Reed, to the basketball arena at Alabama State University.

The suit had challenged a decision by the board of trustees to remove Reed's name from the Acadome. Reed was a former chairman of the ASU board of trustees, but it removed his name in 2008 after he criticized some decisions.

The Supreme Court ruled 5-0 Friday that the board did not violate the open meetings law when it approved the resolution without listing it on the meeting agenda.

A separate suit is pending on the name dispute. It seeks to force the trustees to follow a recent resolution by the Legislature calling for the return of Reed's name to the arena.

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