TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Sep 20, 2018
Judge Kelvin Jones has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Fraternal Order of Police that attempted to derail a charter referendum creating a civilian oversight board to review complaints against Nashville police, The Tennessean reports. The lawsuit hinged on a technicality related to which election should be used to determine how many signatures are needed on a petition to qualify a measure for the November ballot. Jones found that while the FOP did have standing to sue, the advocacy group responsible for gathering signatures had satisfied the requirement. He found that the “preceding general election,” used to determine how many signatures are needed, occurred on Aug. 4, 2016.