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Supreme Court revives suit over role of Greek students in Tuscaloosa election


TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — The Alabama Supreme Court is reviving a lawsuit over the role of sorority and fraternity members in a Tuscaloosa city election.

The court issued a decision Wednesday overturning a decision by a Tuscaloosa County judge who dismissed a lawsuit filed by former city school board member Kelly Horwitz.

The Tuscaloosa News (http://bit.ly/1Oa4Sh1 ) reports the case now returns to circuit court for more litigation.

Horwitz claims students affiliated with fraternities and sororities at the University of Alabama fraudulently swayed a city election in 2013.

Horwitz maintains students were pressured to vote or received offers of alcohol, concert tickets and other perks in an election she lost.

The justices determined 159 votes were cast by people who didn't meet residency requirements. Horwitz needs 87 votes invalidated to overturn the results.

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