Two Members of FAMU Anti-Hazing Committee Resign Over Public Access Law
[mpoverlay]Two members of Florida A&M’s prominent anti-hazing committee resigned last week from their posts, Reuters today reports. The resignations of former judge Stephen Craig Robinson and scholar Na’im Akbar come after university trustees reversed a decision allowing the group to meet and discussion its efforts outside of Florida’s ‘Sunshine Law.’
Robinson and Akbar said they decided to resign from the panel due to a decision to make the committee’s seven members subject to Florida’s open meetings law. The law, they said, would hinder discussion and make it impossible for the group to complete its assignment thoroughly and on time.
University trustees voted last month to change the independent panel’s mission so it could conduct itself outside of Florida’s Sunshine Law, which among other things, prevents small groups of individual board members from discussing business in private.[/mpoverlay]