The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus has filed a lawsuit against the state of Georgia in an effort to nullify the city charters of Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Milton and Chattahoochee Hills.

Further, the group of lawmakers aims to prevent the creation of Milton County.

The lawsuit, which includes civil rights leader Rev. Joseph Lowery as a plaintiff, claims the state circumvented the typical legislative process in creating “super-majority white neighborhoods.” The result, it states, is a diluted minority vote in those areas.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court Monday, claims the state violated the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments.

“We think we have a case that deals with the fundamental issue of whether the Voting Rights Acts of 1965 will still have meaning in the 21st Century,” said attorney Rodney Strong.

The Office of the Attorney General of Georgia declined comment pending further review of the case.