8:32am

Thu July 30, 2009
WVAS Local

Judge Rules in Challenge of ASU Acadome Name Change

Montgomery,Alabama – MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A lawsuit aimed at getting Joe Reed's
name back on the basketball arena at Alabama State University has
failed.
Former Alabama State trustee Frankye Underwood had filed a
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
Association. The trustees voted to take his name off the arena
after he challenged the severance pay for former Alabama State
President Joe Lee.
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