Friday, November 02, 2007

The Chancellor follows the law

As we fully expected, Knox County Chancellor Daryl Fansler has ruled that the law does not allow for a special election to replace the 12 vacant Knox County offices left in that state by the term limits fiasco and by the Knoxville News-Sentinel's Open Meetings Act lawsuit.

The Chancellor is one of the few in Knox County Government of late who has actually followed the law.

If, as the Chancellor fears, he is made the scapegoat for the failings of everyone else in this matter (including the State Attorney General), that would be the worst injustice yet in the entire scandal.



At Friday, November 02, 2007 11:00:00 PM, Anonymous SteveMule said...

I too suspected that the Chancellor would decide as he did. I sort'a kind'a hoped he'd find a way to decide otherwise but I wasn't holding my breath on it. I think the push for a 'special' election was so that the Commission could duck the whole appointment thing. No matter what they do, no matter who they appoint they're going to catch a lot of flack and generate even more controversy. The commission as a whole has so little crediability on the issue that they're just screwed blue and tattoo'd pink.



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