Sept. 4 Trial Date Set on Municipal Schools Law

With U.S. District Court Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays's ruling yesterday that municipal schools referendums in the greater Memphis area may take place, a Sept. 4 trial date has been set to determine whether statutes allowing the referendums are constitutional. Mays agreed that submissions of possible evidence for the non-jury trial, which will focus narrowly on the issue of whether the Public Chapter 905 law is invalid because it applies only to Shelby County, would be due Aug. 10 -- eight days after the Aug. 2 referendums. Read more in the Commercial Appeal