ACLU asks for legal costs to be covered in lawsuit against Crisp Co. Board of Education

Updated: Jul. 26, 2018 at 7:05 PM EDT
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CRISP CO., GA (WALB) - The American Civil Liberties Union is now asking for court costs to be covered in a lawsuit filed against the Crisp County Board of Education and Election Supervisor.

The ACLU wants the defendants to pay for attorney fees and other expenses brought on by the lawsuit.

This motion comes after months of legal debates over county districts.

The lawsuit argues the way that they are laid out now violates the Voting Rights Act by electing three of the six board members-at-large from the city of Cordele.

The ACLU said that allows for racial discrimination and underrepresents the interests of the whole community.

They hope this lawsuit changes district maps and how board members are elected.

Below is a copy of the document filed:

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