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Remap ruling appealed

  // Monday, 18 August 2014 22:54 //

A group of parish residents seeking to block a new nine-member redistricting plan that will shrink the size of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board by two seats filed court papers late Monday seeking an immediate review of a lower court ruling upholding the new plan.

Alfreda Bester, attorney for the nine plaintiffs and general counsel for the Louisiana NAACP, said she expects the 1st Circuit Court of Appeal to take up her emergency request before qualifying starts Wednesday and concludes Friday for the Nov. 4 elections.

She said she is asking the appellate court to do what state District Judge Tim Kelley would not do Friday, which is to annul the new maps, approved July 24, and revert to the 11-member plan approved in November 2012.

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