Tennessee’s Lee sued over racial-based oversight board member requirement

A Virginia-based nonprofit group called Do No Harm filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, attempting to block a mandate that every government regulatory board has at least one member who is a racial minority.

The Pacific Legal Foundation filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Nashville after a Tennessee resident and Do Not Harm member has not been placed on the Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners because he was not a racial minority.

Two positions on the six-member board became open in June and one of the spots being vacated includes the only board member who is a racial minority.

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