published Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Different Hamilton County judge to hear Mayor Ron Littlefield recall case


by Cliff Hightower

A different Hamilton County Circuit Court judge will hear the newest recall lawsuit concerning Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield.

The Circuit Court Clerk’s office confirmed this morning that Judge Marie Williams has been assigned the case. The case was originally heard last year by Jeff Hollingsworth, who made a decision in favor of Littlefield.

The recallers appealed that decision and the Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled two months ago that the Hamilton County Election Commission should have had a chance to certify the signatures on recall petitions.

The election commission certified those petitions last month and set a recall election in August.

Hal North, attorney for Littlefield, said last week he would appeal to Circuit Court in the next few weeks to have a hearing to stop the election.

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

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Emersization said...

I'm almost sure that nut, April, has beef with this judge too.

December 22, 2011 at 11:30 a.m.
jesse said...

april ain't a nut, shes a flake BUT in the case of RON ? she's the fountain of truth!lol!get a grip,dude! ron, one way or anouther IS history!!need to start fig.out who we wantto replace his sorry ass!!

December 22, 2011 at 2:49 p.m.
aidehua said...

A quote from Texas Senator Sam Rayburn is appropriate for this situation: "Any jack*** can kick down a barn but only a good carpenter can build one." Who are these recallers who think they can do a better job than the man duly elected to the office of Mayor of Chattanooga? Huff and puff if you want to, but why don't you hike up your britches and run for office and win (twice) just as Ron Littlefield did? I'd call y'all rabble rousers, but that would be an insult to rabble rousers everywhere.

December 22, 2011 at 4:57 p.m.
Salsa said...

Let us know when Ron builds that barn. So far, all he's done is set fire to one.

December 22, 2011 at 7:08 p.m.

I am really find it hard to believe he is fighting this once again. This is the same man not running for re-election and the same one that has pushed for a metro government to be ran by the county mayor.

December 22, 2011 at 7:14 p.m.
macropetala8 said...

lovetheusaorleave, most Chattanoogans see it as stupid and a waste of money to bring about the recall anyway, sine the mayor's time would have been up if they'd just let the matter run it course. Jim Folkner and his gang has a personal grudge against the mayor for whatever reason. They didn't just want him recalled, they wanted to destroy him. It seems to all be backfiring.

Hey! I read somewhere the name Jim Folkner as one of the candidates looking to become Red Banks finance manager? If he's over there in Red Bank why is he all up in Chattanooga's business? He wants to F up Red Bank more so than it already is?

December 22, 2011 at 8:40 p.m.
midnitewatchman said...

If the City Charter is "trumped" by state law, and it would appear by these recent actions it can be legitamatly challenged and "nulled" by state law, what is the purpose of a City Charter? Are there any other problems with the Charter besides the recall section? Should anyone that is bound by the City Charter ordinances file a lawsuit if they feel violated by a City Ordinace?

December 22, 2011 at 9:28 p.m.
BravesDave said...

"Legitamatly?" SERIOUSLY?

December 23, 2011 at 10:32 p.m.
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