Lawsuit: Michigan Regents Break Open Meetings Act
The newspaper says the regents make many decisions privately before their monthly public sessions, which it says do little more than "rubber stamp" them.
The Free Press says it analyzed regents meetings from January 2013 through February 2014 and says only 12 of 116 they voted on underwent discussions. It says there were only eight cases of a regent voting no.
University spokesman Rick Fitzgerald told the newspaper university officials hadn't yet seen the suit declined comment.