published Monday, March 10th, 2014

Chattanooga Councilman Chris Anderson's motion to block recall effort continued

Chris Anderson
Chris Anderson
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Councilman Chris Anderson's attorney pushed back today's hearing where a local judge was to decide whether to halt the recall effort until he rules on the lawsuit.

Stuart James said he agreed to continue the motion after adding the state and city of Chattanooga to Anderson's lawsuit last week.

The lawsuit was filed in mid-February to block a group of District 7 residents, who are in the process of gathering signatures for a petition that would allow the voters to decide in August if Anderson should be unseated. The lawsuit also asked Hamilton County Circuit Court Judge Jeff Hollingsworth to find the state statue and city ordinance unconstitutional.

The hearing hasn't been rescheduled.

So far the Hamilton County Election Commission has certified 165 signatures of the 1,600 needed by the April 29 deadline.

about Joy Lukachick Smith...

Joy Lukachick is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press Since 2009, she's covered breaking news, high-profile trials, stories of lost lives and of regained hope and done investigative work. Raised near the Bayou, Joy’s hometown is along the outskirts of Baton Rouge, La. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University. While at LSU, Joy was a staff writer for the Daily Reveille. When Joy isn't chasing ...

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