Madison candidates file emergency request for TRO

Madison County residents Billy Redd, David Buchanan, Steve Leslie, and others filed an emergency petition for a temporary restraining order in U.S. District Court Friday afternoon against Madison County Circuit Clerk Lee Westbrook and the Madison County Board of Supervisors.

The group filed suit after Board Attorney Eric Hamer announced the county would use the redistricting plan adopted by the Board after the qualifying deadline. The Board’s action had the effect of placing several opponents of the incumbents in other districts. The court recently dismissed a lawsuit by Madison County seeking permission to extend the qualifying deadline to June 1 after it determined the county had no standing to sue.

Jackson Jambalaya
5/29/11