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 […]

The District Court of Appeal Overrules Judge Dodson for the Second Time

The District Court of Appeal Overrules Judge Dodson for the Second Time

The controversy surrounding the residency of City Commissioner Scott Maddox is beginning to resemble a tennis match between Judge Charles Dodson and the First District Court of Appeal (DCA). Today the First DCA overruled Judge Dodson’s most recent decision, which held that Scott Maddox resided within the boundaries of the City of Tallahassee. This is […]

First DCA Quickly Responds to Jackson’s Appeal, Seeks Answers from Maddox Within 24 Hours

First DCA Quickly Responds to Jackson’s Appeal, Seeks Answers from Maddox Within 24 Hours

Last Thursday Judge Charles Dodson, after being ordered by the District Court of Appeal, held a two hour hearing and ruled that Scott Maddox was a city resident. Dr. Erwin Jackson, who filed the original action questioning the residency of City Commissioner Scott Maddox, was dumbfounded by the lack of due process in Dodson’s court […]

District Court of Appeal Overrules Judge Dodson’s Decision on Maddox Residency Issue, Orders Immediate Hearing

District Court of Appeal Overrules Judge Dodson’s Decision on Maddox Residency Issue, Orders Immediate Hearing

The First District Court of Appeal (DCA) has overruled Circuit Court Judge Charles Dodson’s recent decision that allowed the City of Tallahassee to address the residency controversy involving City Commissioner Scott Maddox. The City of Tallahassee, through their legal representation, previously persuaded Judge Dodson that the city’s charter gave them sole discretion over the issue. […]