ALBUQUERQUE – A New Mexico lawyer is asking a state judge to toss out a University of New Mexico decision to eliminate four sports over allegations the school violated the state’s open meetings law.
Attorney Maria Touchet filed a complaint Friday in state district court and accused the school’s board of regents of disregarding open meetings laws when it voted in July to cut men’s soccer, men’s and women’s skiing and women’s beach volleyball.
Court documents say that made the board’s vote unconstitutional. Touchet is seeking to have the vote voided.
The complaint comes a day after New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas warned the University of New Mexico he would sue the school for violating the state’s open meetings law during the sports elimination vote.
School spokeswoman Cinnamon Blair did not immediately return an email from The Associated Press.