More Obstacles in Fight for City Commission

A new judge will now be appointed to handle an ongoing  battle over how Amarillo leaders are elected. 

Today both sides in a case against the city's handling of November's single-member-district ballot met before judge Don Emerson in district court.

However, Texas law prevents Judge Emerson from  presiding over the case because he lives near where the election took place.

Plaintiff attorney Philip Russ expects a new judge to be selected in the next few weeks.

The city is accused of mishandling a Single-Member Districts proposal on the November ballot. The measure was broken up into two different issues on the ballot, one to increase the size of the City Commission and another to elect members from single districts.

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