Oct. 3, 2012 —
The part of the case which addresses the May 29 special is also part of a case in Carter Circuit Court. Renee Stewart, represented by Attorney Sebastian Joy, and Carter County Attorney Patrick Flannery filed a suit in response to an opinion of the Attorney General’s office which stated that the AG could not determine if the May 29 meeting violated the Open Meeting Act.
The case was slated to be heard in Carter Circuit Court on Sept. 25, but Judge Rebecca Phillips recused herself on Sept. 21. Circuit Judge John David Preston of Lawrence, Johnson, and Martin counties has been appointed to the case, which is now set to be heard on Nov. 2.