Court appoints judge to hear election lawsuit

by Associated Press

Published: May 30,2013

Tags: bench, case, court, elected official, election, judge, judicial, law, lawsuit, legal, poll, public office, public official, vote, voter, Voting

HATTIESBURG — Mississippi’s Supreme Court has appointed Circuit Judge David H. Strong of McComb to preside over a lawsuit challenging the qualifications of three city council candidates and seeking to halt the June 4 election in Hattiesburg.

The Hattiesburg American reports Strong was appointed after another judge removed himself from the case.

Last week, Ward 1 Democratic candidate J.C. Herrington filed an injunction to halt the Hattiesburg election and remove independent candidates Derrick Ware, Petra Arnold Wingo, and Kavaji S. Beverly from the general election ballot.

Herrington’s suit alleges the city election commission negligently or intentionally qualified the three despite an opinion from Attorney General Jim Hood’s office stating the candidates did not get enough signatures on their qualifying petitions from within their wards.

[RSS Feed] [del.icio.us]



To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.

POST A COMMENT

 

Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail

Our annual "Come See Us" magazine offers ideas for spots in Mississippi ranging from golf to culture to history to food. Click the photo for ideas, stories and access to the digital edition of this year's magazine.

Still planning that summer vacation?

Our annual "Come See Us" magazine offers ideas for spots in Mississippi ranging from golf to culture to history to food. Click the photo for ideas, stories and access to the digital edition of this year's magazine.

FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTER

Top Posts & Pages

%d bloggers like this: