Judge Wants More Details About UofL's Accreditation, Board Makeup

Aug 8, 2016

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A state judge says he wants more information about University of Louisville's accreditation and the political and racial makeup of the school's board of trustees. 

Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd issued an order last month at the request of Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear to temporarily block Bevin's decision to abolish and replace the University of Louisville board.

Both sides are back in court Monday to discuss scheduling for the case.

Shepherd said the university's accreditation is "an extremely important issue" and said he does not have enough information to make a permanent decision.

Shepherd also said he is concerned the old board of trustees may violate state law because it does not have proper political and minority representation.