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Georgia Supreme Court will review Kerfoot petition

August 2, 2005

ATLANTA-- Former sheriff candidate Jimy Kerfoot gets a chance to state his case to the Georgia Supreme Court.

The court has granted a petition for discretionary review to hear oral arguments as to whether or not the Lee County Superior Court acted improperly when they denied Kerfoot's application for writ of mandamus.

That writ would have compelled the Clerk of Court to file suit of violation of open meetings act by Lee County Elections Board.

The lawsuit stems from a board of elections meeting held in August of 2004, when the board threw out 85 pages of petitions claiming they were improperly notorized.

Kerfoot, who at the time was running against Sheriff Harold Breeden, said the meeting violated open meeting act, but was denied the opportunity to file a complaint.

The Supreme Court will hear oral Arguments on September 27th.