Judge Recesses Municipal School Trial Til Later In September
(Memphis) Judge Hardy Mays has recessed a trial about the constitutionality of the plan for Shelby County municipalities to form new school districts.
Judge Mays said he wants to take time to review witness testimony.
Thousands flocked to the polls just a few weeks ago to overwhelmingly approve starting suburban school districts, but a decision by Jude Hardy Mays could stop the schools in their tracks.
Judge Mays is listening to the evidence as he considers if the state, suburbs, election commission or county are right about the creation of municipal schools.
Shelby County Commissioners filed a lawsuit claiming the August referendum, allowing municipal schools, is unconstitutional.
They claim the law singles out Shelby county.