Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Tennessee: Chattanooga mayor recall knocked down by appellate court
An Appellate Court has upheld a lower court ruling preventing the recall of Mayor Ron Littlefield. The decision (which I haven't seen), holds that the statute was valid, but the petitioners fell short of the signature requirement. The problem with the recall was a discrepancy between state law (which had a 15% of registered voters requirement) and the City Charter (Which had 50% of turnout -- a lower figure). Petitioners claim they were given an incorrect figure for the number of signatures needed.