MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Shelby County commissioners are in disagreement about what happened when the panel held a private session this week with attorneys handling school merger litigation.
Three commissioners representing suburban communities told The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/MVIarp) they have asked the county attorney to review whether a 10-minute closed session Monday violated the state Sunshine Law.
The next day the county asked a federal court to stop Aug. 2 referendums on whether to start special school districts in Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Lakeland and Millington.
At issue is whether a commission decision was made in that closed meeting. Three commissioners told the newspaper they simply received information from attorneys that they were going to file the action.
Three other commissioners say the closed meeting gave tacit approval to the legal action.
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