published Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Chattanooga: Judge denies appeal on mayoral recall

by Cliff Hightower

Circuit Court Judge Jeff Hollingsworth has denied an appeal to overturn a decision he made blocking a recall of Mayor Ron Littlefield.

In his four-page opinion released today, Hollingsworth wrote that there are two issues raised in the motion. The first was that a judge has no jurisdiction to block an election. Hollingsworth ruled that, under special circumstances, a judge can do so.

The second was that the mayor had no standing to bring the lawsuit to stop the election. Hollingsworth said Littlefield had every right to bring a lawsuit because of the financial obligations of running a mayoral campaign.

For complete details, read tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

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skinemaxfan said...

What a surprise... a Circuit Court Judge reviewed his own opinion and found that it was, in his opinion, correct.

October 19, 2010 at 2:59 p.m.
Allison12 said...

Stuck with Worst Mayor Ever.

October 19, 2010 at 3:16 p.m.
harrystatel said...

a 400-pound judge asks a question. "Does this black robe make me look fat?"


"Well, I'm the judge, I'll judge, and my judgment says it doesn't."

Hear the Word of the Lord High Judge!

Harry Statel

October 19, 2010 at 3:35 p.m.
mike68 said...

Recall group, give up! It's not going to happen!

October 19, 2010 at 5:55 p.m.
Allison12 said...

Mike68 Good Citizen never give up on quality government. Please name one major accomplishment of current mayor.

October 19, 2010 at 7:03 p.m.
Allison12 said...

Oh,and the VW thing, does not work. Foreign Corps only care about the bottom line dollar. VW is here for incentive package, galore.

October 19, 2010 at 7:05 p.m.
Marathon5454 said...

How about a recall on Hollingsworth?? He has a conflict of interest ruling on Littlefield.....Should have recused....But, owed a favor

October 19, 2010 at 8:08 p.m.
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