Judge rules against Booker's council vote

A superior court judge has ruled that Newark Mayor Cory Booker did not have the authority to cast a vote for a vacant city council

The seat will remain vacant until a general election in November.

The seat will remain vacant until a general election in November. (12/11/12)

NEWARK - A superior court judge has ruled that Newark Mayor Cory Booker did not have the authority to cast a vote for a vacant city council seat.

Mayor Booker cast the fifth vote last month to appoint Shanique Davis Speight. The move sparked a near-riot at the meeting that ended with the crowd rushing the stage.

That seat will remain vacant until a general election in November. 

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