Backup Plan in Place in Case Judge Rules Against Taxpayers on Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act

Attorneys submitted their final arguments Tuesday at the trial debating the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act, and the attorney representing taxpayers said he has a backup plan in case the judge rules against them.

This, according to Nashville attorney Jim Roberts Tuesday.

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Witnesses Testify on First Day of Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act Trial

The dispute over the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act went to trial Monday.

Nashville attorney Jim Roberts said he expects Davidson County Chancery Court Judge Ellen Hobbs Lyle will issue a ruling by the end of this week.

As reported, Roberts is fighting the Davidson County Election Commission to get the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act referendum on the December 5 ballot.

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Nashville Attorney Jim Roberts Gives an Update on the Fight to Get the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act on December’s Ballot

Friday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Nashville attorney Jim Roberts to the show to give an update on the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Referendum.

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Nashville Attorney Jim Roberts Gives Updates on the Fight for Davidson County Voters Right to a Referendum Vote in December

Friday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Nashville-based attorney Jim Roberts to the newsmaker line to give updates on the hearings scheduled to get the Taxpayer Protection Act referendum on the December ballot.

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Suit Yourself: Taxpayer Protection Act Attorney Jim Roberts Sees Metro Government Trying to Pretend Like They’re Not Suing the Taxpayers

Monday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Nashville-based attorney Jim Roberts on the newsmakers line to give updates on the fillings against the Davidson County Election Committee.

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Nashville Attorney Files Suit, Tells Davidson County Election Commissioners to Do Their Jobs on Taxpayer Referendum

  A Nashville attorney filed a motion Thursday to challenge members of the Davidson County Election Commission, who still refuse to put the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act referendum on the ballot for December 5, as originally intended. That man, Jim Roberts, on Friday explained what he filed with the Davidson…

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Davidson County Election Commission Provides Tennessee Code Citation It Says Allows It to Move Date of Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act Referendum to December 15

Davidson County Elections Administrator Jeff Roberts on Thursday cited the portion of the Tennessee Code that the Davidson County Election Commission says permits them to move the prospective election date for voters to say yes or no to the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act from December 5, as prescribed in the petition, to December 15, as the commission voted to do in its September 25 meeting.

Roberts responded to The Tennessee Star Thursday morning.

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Davidson County Election Commission Cancels Meeting: ‘Since Nothing Is Urgent at This Point in Time We Made The Decision That It Was Not Necessary to Meet’

Members of the Davidson County Election Commission have cancelled a meeting they previously scheduled for Tuesday.

This, one day after The Tennessee Star demonstrated that Metro Legal Director Bob Cooper said something incorrect at a recent Election Commission meeting.

Cooper incorrectly stated that election commissioners had more than just a “purely ministerial” role taking on the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act.

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Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act: Attorney Jim Roberts Explains How the Election Commission Continues to Stall Decision After 27,000 Signed Petition to Repeal Tax Increase

Friday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Nashville based attorney Jim Roberts to the show to update listeners on the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act getting on the ballot in December.

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Davidson County Election Commission Suing Citizens for Putting Tax Cut on Ballot, Calling it ‘Unconstitutional’

The Davidson County Election Commission has recruited a legal team to sue the citizens’ group Americans for Prosperity-Tennessee (AFP-TN) for its December ballot tax cut petition.
Former Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Bill Koch will serve as lead council, and Junaid Odubeko the co-council.

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Initiative to Roll Back Nashville’s 34 Percent Property Tax Hike Receives Election Commission Verification, Heads Back to Clerk’s Office

Nashvillians now likely will have input on the city’s 34 to 37 percent property tax hike, a conservative activist said in reaction to the verification of a ballot initiative.

The Davidson County Election Commission on Monday verified the referendum effort for the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act, WSMV said. That could limit the property tax increase to 2 percent. The effort now goes to the Metro Clerk’s Office and potentially to the Dec. 5 ballot.

Tori Venable, state director of Americans for Prosperity-Tennessee (AFP-TN), lauded the initiative’s progress in a statement. 

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Tennessee Offers Hotline to Report Government Waste, Fraud, and Abuse

Some people may not know it, but if you see or know of waste, fraud of abuse in the local or Tennessee state governments then you can call a special hotline to report it. Tennessee Comptrollers discussed this Fraud, Waste & Abuse hotline — and the results gained from tipsters…

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Attorney Who Won Special Mayoral Election Case: Head of Davidson County Election Commission Who ‘Set Fire to $2 Million of Taxpayer Money’ Should Resign

Jamie Hollin, the attorney who represented plaintiff Ludye Wallace in the historic mayoral special election date case the Tennessee Supreme Court decided unanimously in his client’s favor last month, is calling on Jim DeLanis, Chairman of the Davidson County Election Commission to resign  for causing the Metro Nashville/Davidson County Government to…

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Lawsuit Filed Challenging August 2 Date for Mayoral Special Election in Nashville

Nashville attorney Jamie Hollin filed a lawsuit Monday morning in Davidson County Chancery Court on behalf of mayoral candidate and former Metro Councilman Ludye Wallace challenging the legality of the Davidson County Election Commission’s decision to set the date for the mayoral election as August 2. Wallace was listed as the…

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The Fix Is In: Davidson County Election Commission Ignores Plain Meaning of Law, Votes 3 to 2 to Set August 2 Date for Mayoral Election

NASHVILLE, Tennessee–Three of the five members of the Davidson County Election Commission ignored the plain meaning of Tennessee law and voted to set August 2, 2018 as the date for the special election to select a new mayor of Nashville late Friday afternoon, thereby plunging the city into a likely…

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