Thursday, September 15, 2011

Massachusetts: Bridgewater Town Council questions validity of town's recall law

Two Town Councilors in Bridgewater, who are both facing recalls, are claiming that the law was written before the Town Council existed and includes the defunct Board of Selectmen. They have several other arguments here, including a similar one to the Jasper recall -- the recall allows signatures from everyone in the town to count, even though the officials are elected on a district-based system.
There's a few other pertinent arguments, including that the Board of Selectmen was a Executive Body, and the Town Councilors are a legislative one.
The Councilor is not filing a court challenge, so we won't get to see this one played out.

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