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Court upholds law used to remove board members

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia's Supreme Court has ruled that a law the governor used earlier this year to remove six members of the DeKalb County is constitutional.
 
The 47-page opinion released Monday states that Georgia's law does not violate the state Constitution.
 
An accrediting agency in December put the DeKalb County school district on probation. Gov. Nathan Deal earlier this year suspended six of the nine school board members.
 
A federal judge hearing a lawsuit filed by former board chairman Eugene Walker asked the state's highest court to determine whether the law used to remove the board members undercuts requirements in the state constitution that local education boards control school districts.

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