The latest charter twist
US District Judge James Jarvis was hearing motions on a dirty bookstore case today. The bookstore owner's lawyer, Joe Leavitt, challenged knox County's right to regulate such establishments, citing the "invalid" charter, and Jarvis served notice that he will send this issue on to the state Supreme Court next week unless someone comes up with a good reason not to. He said he wanted to clear up this term limits issue.
At first blush I thought this was cool, until it was pointed out to me that what he will be sending on to the Supremes is a dirty bookstore case, not Jordan v Knox County. Those boxes and boxes of evidence will not be reviewed by the high court, should they take this case. ,
Also, I'm thinking this judge, whose wife, Gail Stone Harris Jarvis, ran unsuccessfully for Criminal Court Clerk against longtime incumbent Martha Phillips may have another motive. Gail Jarvis's major issue was term limits, but it wasn't enough to dislodge Phillips, who has held this office since 1984 and enjoys immense personal popularity. It would have taken a very special candidate to beat Phillips.
Judge Jarvis seems to be on a mission.
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