SJC: CINDY KING vs. TOWN CLERK OF TOWNSEND

Keywords:   Municipal Corporations, Removal of public officer, Selectmen. Elections, Recall. Practice, Civil, Preliminary injunction. Injunction

In its decision today, the SJC ruled that a local recall election of a town selectman “may not proceed” because the Town’s recall act (Chapter 27, Acts of 1995) limited the reasons for which a recall election may occur.  Justice Budd, writing for the Court, stated that the reasons alleged for the Town’s recall election were not grounded on those established in the act.  The recall election petition was brought by ten registered voters of the Town.   Click here for the full text of the Court’s decision.

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