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Muscatine mayor hearing continued after five minutes

MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Mayor Diana Broderson's final District Court hearing will be continued.

In a hearing Monday, July 17th that lasted five minutes, the Judge Mark Cleve gave the city time to submit a transcript of closed City Council sessions for evidence, at the city's expense.

Broderson's lawyers, William Sueppel and Catherine Gerlach made the request for additional documents, both sides agreed to have the recordings transcribed by a certified court reporter.

In May, the council unanimously voted to remove the mayor from office.

A different judge reinstated Broderson until her appeal was heard and she will continue to work until the next hearing.

"I just try to have faith and continue to move forward I have faith in our justice system we have believed from the beginning that once this got to a real court, a district court, that we would prevail, we have to have faith and continue moving forward," Broderson said.

The city has until August to submit transcripts to the court.