Analysis: Judge Gievers’ Decision Reveals Weakness of City Charter, Raises Credibility Questions

Analysis: Judge Gievers’ Decision Reveals Weakness of City Charter, Raises Credibility Questions

Now that the legal challenge to the residency of City Commissioner Scott Maddox is over, an analysis of the twenty-eight page final order by Judge Gievers is useful in understanding how the decision was reached and what future implications the decision will have on how residency is addressed by the City of Tallahassee. There were […]

UPDATED: Judge Charles Dodson Steps Down from Jackson-Maddox Case, Judge Gievers to Take Over

UPDATED: Judge Charles Dodson Steps Down from Jackson-Maddox Case, Judge Gievers to Take Over

UPDATED Chief Judge Jonathan Sjostrom announced today that  Circuit Court Judge Karen Gievers will replace Judge Charles Dodson in the case addressing the residency of City Commissioner Scott Maddox. Judge Gievers was first elected on November 2, 2010. Gievers was up for re-election in 2016. However, no other candidates filed to run and Gievers was […]

BREAKING NEWS: Judge Dodson Overruled, First DCA Puts Hold on Maddox Swearing-In

BREAKING NEWS: Judge Dodson Overruled, First DCA Puts Hold on Maddox Swearing-In

This past Friday Judge Dodson ruled City Commissioner Scott Maddox could be sworn in on Monday, November 21st, despite the unresolved residency issue still being addressed in court. However, in a rare Sunday order, the First DCA wrote that “Mr. Maddox shall not take the oath of office pending further order from this Court.” The […]