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Trial Over Municipal Schools Resumes Today

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(Memphis) The trial over whether municipal schools are legal resumes Thursday.

Federal Judge Hardy Mays will hear testimony from one of the suburb’s witnesses.

That person will testify about a key issue on whether the law that allows creation of suburban school districts applies to other counties in Tennessee.

If it only applies to Shelby County, the law may be unconstitutional.

But there’s another issue brewing outside of the courtroom, it is over money.

Taxpayers in all six suburbs and Shelby County as a whole are footing the bill for mounting legal fees.

Collierville and Bartlett authorized more money to pay the fees for this dispute.

The legal fees could top $2 million or more depending on how long this trial lasts.