published Friday, February 10th, 2012

Judge rules that August recall election of Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield will be stopped


by Cliff Hightower
Mayor Ron Littlefield talks while waiting on court to resume in Judge Jeff Hollingsworth's courtroom today. Judge Hollingsworth ruled that the August recall election will be stopped.
Mayor Ron Littlefield talks while waiting on court to resume in Judge Jeff Hollingsworth's courtroom today. Judge Hollingsworth ruled that the August recall election will be stopped.
Photo by Angela Lewis.
  • Judge stops August recall
    Hamilton 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.
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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.

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