L’Etat, C’est Bud

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs with other county officials and lawyers outside Chancery Court.

L'Etat, C'est Bud

At a heated hearing, the Knox County Law Department says it can sue whomever it wants, whether the mayor likes it or not.

by jesse fox mayshark • october 18, 2018

Knox county mayor glenn jacobs, center, with other county officials and lawyers outside chancery court.

Update, 4:35 p.m. 10/18/18: County Mayor Glenn Jacobs has called a special meeting of County Commission for next Thursday, Oct. 25, at 4 p.m. in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building. On the agenda is a resolution in support of Jacobs' proposed settlement of the pension lawsuit.
In a sweeping assertion of authority during a court hearing on Wednesday, a lawyer for Knox County Law Director Bud Armstrong told Chancellor John Weaver that the law director has the independent power to bring litigation, even over the objections of the county mayo...

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