Effort to recall Chattanooga mayor continues

Effort to recall Chattanooga mayor continues

August 17th, 2011 by Cliff Hightower in Local - Breaking News

Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield

Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield

Photo by John Rawlston /Times Free Press.

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Lawyers for a recall effort to oust Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield argued this morning in appeals court that a Circuit Court judge had no right to stop a potential recall election.

Jim Folkner, with Citizens to Recall Mayor Littlefield, said the arguments were presented in the Tennessee Court of Appeals in Knoxville.

"I feel like our arguments were very strong," he said.

The mayor's attorneys gave counter arguments.

Folkner said he expects a decision on whether a recall effort could proceed within the next 30 days.

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