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Bevin Asks Judge To Exclude Testimony In U of L Case

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J. Tyler Franklin

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin says a scheduled court hearing on the University of Louisville's accreditation is "pointless" and says he will not present expert testimony as requested by a judge.
Bevin abolished and replaced the University of Louisville Board of Trustees earlier this year. Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear sued him, saying the order was illegal. Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd temporarily blocked Bevin's order but asked both sides to present testimony from an expert witness on how Bevin's order would impact the university's accreditation. Bevin's attorneys notified Shepherd this week they will not present testimony during a scheduled hearing on Thursday and have asked Shepherd to exclude testimony from a witness called by Beshear because it is irrelevant. Shepherd is scheduled to take up Bevin's request on Thursday.