Opposition asks NY court stop term-limits vote

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Opponents of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's effort to change term-limits law so he can run again are asking a court to stop the New York City Council from voting on the proposal.

Two Brooklyn council members filed a petition Wednesday asking the Manhattan State Supreme Court to declare that Thursday's vote would violate the city's conflict of interest law.

It notes that the council would be voting on the extension of term limits for its own members, as well as for Bloomberg, who is pressing for the change.

A hearing on the issue has not yet been scheduled.