County commission sued over redistricting

Three Shelby County commissioners filed suit against the full commission yesterday over the body's stalled deliberations on a redistricting plan. The suit asks the chancery court to bar any future elections of county commissioners using existing district lines and to either direct the commission to "proceed expeditiously with redistricting" or establish the constitutional districts itself. The commission was set to meet today for the first time since it deadlocked over the redistricting plan in December.

The Commercial Appeal reports