A judge denied a request from the convicted mayor of Trenton to delay a hearing scheduled for Wednesday on whether he should be forced out of office, The Associated Press reported. Mayor Tony Mack said that he didn’t have a lawyer since he could not use taxpayer money to pay for representation without the council’s approval. Under state law, convicts cannot hold public office. But since Mack has refused to step down, the state has been forced to go to court to have him removed.
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