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Federal schools trial delayed again

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The trial over municipal schools in U.S. District Court in Memphis was supposed to continue on Thursday, but was delayed for another two weeks.

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Bickering between Shelby County's lawyers and the suburbs' lawyers over a map expert caused federal Judge Samuel "Hardy" Mays  to enact the recess while the parties work it out.

The multiple delays in this trial will delay a second trial dealing with separate parts of the county's lawsuit against the forming of municipal school districts in six suburban communities. That trial will cover the claim that suburban school districts would re-segregate Shelby County.

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Municipal Schools proponent and Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald said that the continued delays could mean suburban schools might not open by the targeted date of August 2013, though he did say that was still the goal.

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