- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan appeals court won’t stop the University of Michigan’s governing board from holding some closed meetings.

The appeals court affirmed a lower court decision in favor of the university. The 3-0 ruling was released Wednesday.

The Detroit Free Press argued that the Board of Regents closes so-called informal meetings in violation of Michigan law and the state Constitution. In response, regents say the meetings are information sessions and no votes are taken.

The appeals court says regents are only required to hold formal meetings in public. The court says it’s not empowered to decide whether it’s a good policy.


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