CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES - LIBRARIES - VACANCIES ON AND APPOINTMENTS TO LIBRARY BOARDS. December 11, 1979.
Upon the expiration of their terms members of a public library board may continue to serve as de facto officials until such time as either their reappointment or the appointment of successors is approved. Any acts taken by them while in a de facto position are as binding on the public as if they were de jure members.
- Summary quoted from "Library-related Opinions of the Attorney General of the State of Kansas: 1959-1988". Jana Renfro, Administrative Assistant to the State Librarian, Kansas State Library, 1988.
(The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 1978, says de facto means “in reality” or “actually exercising power”. De jure means “according to the law”. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English provides a more detailed explanation. – Chris Rippel)