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Georgia Supreme Court denies Stockbridge request to stop Eagle’s Landing cityhood vote

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the city of Stockbridge’s request to halt the November referendum allowing voters to decide whether to make Eagle’s Landing a city.

In a 7-2 ruling, the state’s highest court denied the motion to “expedite appeal, or, in the alternative, to stay referendum election.”  

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Stockbridge had appealed to the court to stop the referendum on constitutional grounds, arguing that it violated Georgia’s two question rule when it asked voters to decide whether to make Eagle’s Landing a city while also de-annexing a portion of Stockbridge to create the new town.

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“A divided Georgia Supreme Court declined to stay the November 6, 2018 referendum, but the merits of the Stockbridge challenge are still under consideration by the Supreme Court and we await that decision,” said Chris Anulewicz, an attorney for Stockbridge. 

Vikki Consiglio, a leading supporting of cityhood, praised the ruling.

“We are very pleased the court has decided to allow the election to go forward and allow the citizens to decide whether they want the city of Eagle’s Landing or not,” she said in a statement. 

Story is developing.

 

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