Judge stops August recallHamilton County Circuit Court Judge Jeff Hollingsworth ruled to stop the August recall election of Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield on Friday. Following the ruling, Jim Folkner, a member of Citizens to Recall Mayor Littlefield, said the group will likely appeal the decision.
Judge Jeff Hollingsworth has ruled that the August recall election of Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield will be stopped.
Littlefield was in court today, arguing for the second time that a recall election against him set for August should be stopped. In the first, Hollingsworth stopped the election commission from certifying recall petitions. He ruled that state law trumped the city charter and the recallers needed more signatures.
The Tennessee Court of Appeals overturned that ruling, allowing the election commission to certify the petitions and set the recall election.
Littlefield sued once more and this morning’s hearing was to decide the issue.
More updates coming.
Cliff has worked for the Times Free Press for five years and covers Chattanooga city government. He previously covered Rhea County, as well as transportation and growth and development in Southeast Tennessee. A native of Maryville, Tenn., Cliff graduated in 2003 from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis on journalism. Before coming to Chattanooga, he was a crime reporter with Hernando Today, a supplement of The Tampa (Fla.) ...
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