Judge delays voting in Evergreen election lawsuit


MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge this week postponed a decision on a long-delayed municipal election in Evergreen.

Al.com reports (http://bit.ly/Ybkzth) that U.S. District Judge Ginny Granade pushed the voting back to June 18.

The decision came after a telephone conference with lawyers on Monday.

The case involves a long-running legal battle that has pitted three black residents against the city over the racial composition of the city's five council districts. The plaintiffs alleged that the majority-white council has gerrymandered the districts to prevent voters from electing leaders of their choice in a city that is 62 percent black.

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