District voting trial postponed again

District voting trial postponed again

The trial originally scheduled to begin Nov. 16 in the district voting lawsuit has been postponed with no alternate date set.

 As the parties continue through the mediation process, U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten issued a very concise “minute order” Monday. It reads:

 “The trial of this action set for November 16, 2015, and all other scheduled deadlines, are hereby CONTINUED until further order of the Court.”

 While no one involved can speak publicly about the content of the mediation sessions, Board of Commissioners Chairman Charles Oddo confirmed Friday morning that the process is continuing.

 “They are working on the results of the mediation,” Oddo said, referring to the attorneys, mediator and judge. Right now there is no scheduled time for another mediation session. “We are on hold now. When they are done, they will come back and tell us what to do. Something will be done, but at this point we are just waiting.”