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Newark City Council Ruling

Court Overturns Newark City Council Appointment That Sparked Melee

A judge on Tuesday ruled that Newark Mayor Cory Booker did not have the authority to cast a vote to fill a vacant City Council seat last month.


Cory Booker (credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Bing)

Rhetoric Heats Up Following Newark Council Brawl As Booker Responds To Controversy

The chaos broke out when Booker and his allies in the City Council appointed Shanique Davis Speight to take over the seat vacated by Councilman Donald Payne Jr.