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Judge Denies Injunction against Legislators' Grants

MONTGOMERY, Ala. --  A Montgomery judge has blocked the governor's and attorney general's attempt to keep legislators from distributing million in grants to their districts before the November election.

Circuit Judge Truman Hobbs Junior turned down the request for a preliminary injunction sought by Governor Riley and Attorney General Troy King. Riley and King have sued to challenge the constitutionality of the Legislature's community service grants program. Hobbs says he didn't approve a preliminary injunction because the governor and attorney general failed to demonstrate that they are likely to prevail in their suit.

Legislators have more than 13 (M) million dollars in grants they are hoping to distribute before the fiscal year ends September 30th.

Hobbs will hold a hearing on the constitutionality of the community service grants program on September 19th. He has indicated he will rule before the end of the fiscal year.

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