Lawsuit Brews Over Memphis Council Member Walkout

The Memphis City Council’s impasse over appointing a new member is on its way to Chancery Court after four of the 10 council members walked out of Tuesday's meeting, leaving the body without the necessary quorum to vote on anything, The Daily Memphian reports. Four council members walked out after the council deadlocked through two more rounds of voting over an appointment to fill the District 1 seat. Council member Worth Morgan made the motion Tuesday to go to court "to compel attendance of absent council members to conduct the city's essential business."
 
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