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Attorneys Rehash Cobb's 'Home Rule' Debate at Hearing on Disqualified Candidate

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From the BG Ad Group Studio this is your news minute on the Marietta Daily Journal Podcast presented by Credit Union of Georgia. Today is Friday, April 12th, and I'm Keith Ippolito.

Attorneys Rehash Cobb's 'Home Rule' Debate at Hearing on Disqualified Candidate

In a lengthy hearing at Cobb Superior Court, the legal discourse revolved around the principle of "home rule" and contested electoral district maps. The proceedings were anchored by the appeal of commission candidate Alicia Adams, who is contesting her exclusion from candidacy. Adams is advocating for her reinstatement as a candidate and is seeking a postponement of the primary election. Furthermore, she is urging for her candidacy to be recognized based on maps ratified by state legislators, challenging the commission's adoption of its own map—a decision that has ignited constitutional debates.

The crux of this legal contention lies in the commission's enactment of a "home rule" map, which has been contested for potentially overstepping constitutional bounds. The court session delved into the legal arguments surrounding this issue, including discussions on a temporary suspension of a prior judicial decision, awaiting review by the state Supreme Court.

For more news about our community, visit mdjonline.com. For the Marrietta Daily Journal Podcast, I'm Keith Ippolito.

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