Court Ruling

The City Attorney’s press release is clearest about what happens next.
http://www.sfcityattorney.org/index.aspx?page=619

Karnow’s proposed injunction would require a full, fair reconsideration of City College by the Novato, Calif.-based accrediting panel, assuring due process rights that Karnow found accreditors denied the college in 2013. Karnow’s injunction would require accreditors to rectify multiple deficiencies in their 2013 evaluation by engaging in a thorough reconsideration process, while prohibiting ACCJC from taking any action to finalize a termination decision until the process is complete. Karnow directed City Attorney Dennis Herrera’s office to take the lead in drafting a detailed injunction that reflects the terms outlined by Karnow. ACCJC will be entitled to make objections to the injunction, but Karnow himself would make all final decisions on the court order. The contemplated injunction would allow City College to opt into a reconsideration process issued by the court, or opt out of the process by continuing with the “restoration process” accreditors created and approved for City College for yesterday.

Here are links to articles. Please be aware that some of the media coverage either reflects a poor understanding of judicial process, or hastiness in grasping all the implications.

http://www.sfcityattorney.org/index.aspx?page=619

http://www.aft2121.org/wp-content/uploads/CFT-ReleaseKarnowdecision-011615.pdf

http://48hillsonline.org/2015/01/16/judges-ruling-supports-city-college-smacks-accreditors/

http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/01/16/judge-city-college-did-not-receive-fair-accreditation-hearing

http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/judge-issues-favorable-ruling-in-ccsfs-quest-to-retain-accreditation/Content?oid=2917035

http://www.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2015/01/16/judge-gives-city-college-a-second-chance

http://sfbay.ca/2015/01/16/judge-tentatively-rolls-back-city-college-deaccreditation/

http://sfbay.ca/2015/01/16/all-eyes-on-city-colleges-future/

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/CCSF-Accreditation-Decision-Tentatively-Reversed-By-Judge-288877291.html