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Power to oust Turner at issue Lawsuit may go to state courts

Power to oust Turner at issue
Lawsuit may go to state courts

By Tracy Jan
Globe Staff / January 16, 2011

The Boston City Council’s authority to oust Chuck Turner from office last month following the councilor’s conviction for accepting a bribe is legally uncertain, and Turner’s lawsuit to regain his seat might be turned over to the state courts, said Massachusetts’ top federal judge.

US District Judge Mark L. Wolf ordered lawyers representing Turner and the city to submit their recommendations as to where the case should be decided by noon Friday.

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http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2011/01/16/legality_of_turner_ouster_uncertain_judge_says/?camp=obinsite

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