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Local attorneys speak out against redistricting plan
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A group of local attorneys met with the media last week to express their disapproval of a proposed judicial redistricting plan.Several local barristers spoke out against the plan, which would take DeKalb out of the present 13th Judicial District.Under the proposal, DeKalb County would be served by different judges, a different district public defender and a different district attorney general.General Sessions and Juvenile Court Judge Bratten Cook, II, who is also president of the DeKalb County bar, said judicial redistricting is unnecessary, and noted that a recent study on judicial redistricting resulted in the same conclusion. “We are unanimous in our opposition to this,” Cook said of himself and local attorneys.“To me, one of the important factors is the tax dollars that this is going to cost. It will cost millions of dollars.