Thursday, February 6, 2020

Texas: Updates on the federal lawsuit from McKinney City Councilman stop May 2 recall vote

Further updates on the federal lawsuit by Councilman La'Shadion Shemwell to stop his May 2 recall election. Shemwell is claiming that the city council is unconstitutional because it lets the entire city vote in the recall.

Shemwell has been a controversial member of the council with complaints of violating ethics codes and making inflammatory statements and getting arrested repeatedly (one seemed to be for domestic violence), which he claimed occurred after he was racially profiled after refusing to sign two citations after he was pulled over for speeding last year. Shemwell has previously declared a "black state of emergency" in Texas.

McKinney approved an amendment to make recalls easier to get on the ballot earlier this year.

Update: Shemwell has dropped the suit

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