Samoff says app
(Continued from Page3) tee (SSSC) is currently planning
strategies for future decisions on
Galler. "If he's got some questions, he tenure, and spokespersons for the
can talk to me about them." organization said they hope to broaden
Galler would not comment on the their base of support beyond the Samoff
progress of his committee's report on case to include other professors in
Samoff - he said only that the "process similar situations.
is moving along." Heidi Gottfried, a senior in LSA and a
"I DON'T WANT to talk about it. The member of SSSC, said many persons
last time I said when we would have feel it has take too long for the commit-
such a review done, we were delayed," tee to complete its report on Samoff's
said Galler. "The report does not have appeal.
to be done before May 31." "IT'S NOT VERY fair to Joel or to
The Samoff Student Support Commit- the students that they will be, releasing
Appeal of Open Meetings
Act ruling still pending;
group finds extra support
The Michigan Daily-Friday, April 20, 1979-Page 9
eal process slow
their decision after everyone is gone for
the summer," said Gottfried. "It's not
right to leave Joel hanging, or to leave
the students hanging."
"If they decide there's no grounds for
appeal, we'll consider filing suit against
the University," said Gottfried. "But
we want to wait until the appeal is
Gottfried also said the SSSC has gone
through the "whole gamut of the
University administration" to get their
statements of support for Samoff
acknowledged by various officials.
Samoff will be teaching at the
Residential College next fall, and said
this arrangement was not a move by samojf
the University to sidestep making any ..appeal process slow
decision favorable to him.
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Washtenaw County Coalition Against
Apartheid (WCCAA) members earlier
this week decided they will not press for
an emergency appeal on a recent
judgment by Circuit Court Judge Ross
Campbell stating that the University
may move its meetings to another
location in order to bar demonstrators
should there be a breach of the peace.
WCCAA spokesman Ted Liu yester-
day said the group opted not to seek a
quick decision because it thought
waiting would help it build up "a much
more effective appeal.
"IT WAS A question of assessing the
chances of (winning) an emergency
appeal," Liu added. He said the appeal
going through the normal channels will
likely go to court within a month.
Liu said the WCCAA has been contac-
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who are interested in the case, which
involves the first judicial interpretation
of Michigan's Open Meetings Act.
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