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Bill for Greensboro’s redistricting lawsuit tops $157,000

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City Councilwomen Marikay Abuzuaiter (left) and Sharon Hightower (center) leave the L. Richardson Preyer Federal Building with Mayor Nancy Vaughan in downtown in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, July 23, 2015. Judge Catherine Eagles heard arguments for nearly two hours in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina in Greensboro in the federal lawsuit over the new City Council redistricting. (Nelson Kepley/News & Record)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — City taxpayers have spent more than $157,000 to fight the state legislature’s new voting districts for Greensboro City Council elections.

The tab includes extensive and ongoing prep work for the city’s lawsuit in U.S. Middle District Court in Greensboro. That suit seeks to stop the redistricting from taking effect in 2017.

All the money is being paid to the local law firm Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, which has handled lobbying and litigation on the matter since February.

The bills are public documents and open for inspection.

Read more: Greensboro News & Record