FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The attorney general's office has found that the University of Louisville Graduate Student Academic Grievance Committee violated the Kentucky Open Meetings Act.
UofL had argued that the committee "never deals with `public business"' and is not a public agency. Assistant Attorney General Amye L. Bensenhaver disagreed in an opinion released Monday.
Bensenhaver said the 10-member grievance committee is indeed a public entity and that it had violated the law on March 6 by not allowing Christopher Grande to attend one of its meetings. Grande had an appeal pending before the grievance committee at the time.