City Challenges

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Georgia Attorney General's office wants a judge to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to dissolve the charters of Sandy Springs, Dunwoody and other recently established suburban Atlanta cities.

Attorney General Sam Olens' office said in the motion filed Friday that the new cities don't violate the Voting Rights Act.

The filing is a response to an April 11 federal lawsuit against Gov. Nathan Deal by the Legislative Black Caucus. It contends that the state skirted the normal legislative process to create "super-majority white" cities within DeKalb and Fulton counties.

The lawsuit also targets Johns Creek, Milton and Chattahoochee

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