ATLANTA (AP) _ A hearing that will determine who is in control of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference is on hold for two weeks as the judge in the case tends to other matters.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Alford Dempsey is turning his attention to other cases on his docket and will postpone his vacation to resume the SCLC case on June 28.
Dueling factions of the SCLC split last fall over allegations of financial mismanagement by its embattled chairman and treasurer, who have refused to step aside pending federal and local investigations. Divided allegiances have created the perception of two SCLCs, which both continue to conduct the organization's business.
The hearing has effectively turned into a bench trial, with dozens of exhibits and several witnesses presented since June 2.