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07/11/2013 01:00 pm ET Updated Sep 10, 2013

Garcetti, Wesson Improperly Used Race In Redistricting, Lawyer Says - Latimes.com

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The lawyer for a group of Los Angeles residents suing to redraw year-old boundaries for 15 City Council districts on Wednesday accused two top elected officials -- including newly installed Mayor Eric Garcetti -- of violating federal voting rights law when the maps were developed.

Attorney Leo Terrell sent a letter to U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder alleging that Council President Herb Wesson and then-Councilman Garcetti created the maps in a way that benefited

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