Appellate panel rules in favor of The Advocate in public records suit

From The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA:  A panel of the 1st Circuit Court of Appeal in Baton Rouge provided no safe haven Friday for the LSU system’s efforts to keep secret records of its search for a new president. That search ended in March with the selection of F. King Alexander, former president of California State University in Long Beach, Calif.


LSU officials had denied Advocate reporter Koran Addo’s request for records of the system’s search for a new leader and the names of the 35 semifinalists.

After Clark’s decision, LSU went to the 1st Circuit, and the appellate panel’s decision was terse: “Writ denied.”