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Georgia: state suppreme court will hear appeal of the Athens re-redistricting

AP reports: The Georgia Supreme Court will hear an appeal in October of a lawsuit challenging changes to three northeast Georgia state Senate districts.

State Rep. Jane Kidd, D-Athens, said attorneys for three Democratic voters have filed briefs for the appeal. The state's response is due by Aug. 1, she said.

But a nearly identical lawsuit in federal court will not be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, according to Kidd who is running for an Athens-based seat that was reconfigured after she announced her campaign.

Atlanta attorney Emmet Bondurant, representing the three voters, will attempt to overturn a June 20 Clarke County Superior Court decision that upheld changes to the district boundaries. -- AP Wire | 07/17/2006 | State Supreme Court to hear Athens redistricting case

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