Blocking Depositions from Top Delaware Officials in Education Case

Jan 16, 2020

Governor John Carney (D-DE)
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(AP) Attorneys for Gov. John Carney are trying to prevent Delaware's education secretary and budget director from being deposed in a lawsuit alleging that the state is failing to provide adequate educational opportunities for disadvantaged students.

A judge planned to hear arguments Thursday on a requested protective order preventing Susan Bunting and Michael Jackson from being deposed.

Attorneys for the ACLU and Community Legal Aid Society say the two officials have knowledge and information that can't be obtained from others.

Attorneys for the administration say courts have recognized that depositions of high-ranking government officials are prohibited, absent extraordinary circumstances.