Stockbridge announces legal action over de-annexation vote

Lawyers for the city of Stockbridge said they have filed a lawsuit to block some controversial legislation.

Governor Nathan Deal signed off on bills that would de-annex a section of the city to create the new town of Eagle's Landing.

Thursday, Stockbridge attorneys called the legislation unconstitutional.

They said it violates a clause in the constitution that says no bill should handle more than one subject matter.

And the city's legal team said it's confident it has a strong case.

Attorneys for the city said they also plan to file a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of the people of Stockbridge and Henry County.

They said that case will come in the next three or four weeks.

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