DECATUR, Ga. — The ousted president of Alpha Phi Alpha is asking a judge to restore him as head of the nation’s oldest Black Greek letter organization, claiming he was unfairly and illegally removed from office.
Judge Mathew Robins on Tuesday, July 24, delayed ruling on the issue, saying he needed more time to review additional information in the case filed in DeKalb County Superior Court on July 19 by Herman “Skip” Mason. The emergency hearing is expected to resume Friday.
At issue during Tuesday’s two-hour hearing was whether the judge had jurisdiction over the fraternity, which is based in Baltimore, Md., or whether Mason is still in charge.
“Restraining from what?” the judge asked regarding the motion for a temporary restraining order. “The man, when I read this, is still president.”
According to the complaint, Mason was ousted at the fraternity’s regional convention in Las Vegas