- Associated Press - Saturday, October 31, 2015

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - A controversial Greensboro City Council redistricting law now has some defenders in court.

The News & Record of Greensboro reports (https://bit.ly/1kizPCJ) that U.S. District Court Judge Catherine Eagles ruled Friday that a group of city residents will be allowed to defend the law. The group includes a former state Rep. Earl Jones, a former Guilford County commissioner and a former Greensboro City Council member.

In July, legislators passed a law that restructures the City Council, including the elimination of at-large council seats in favor of eight districts.

The city and a group of residents sued, which led to a federal judge halting the law. The judge said the city likely would win a lawsuit at trial early next year.

At that time, no party was defending the law.


Information from: News & Record, https://www.news-record.com

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