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Court rules against Shannon Sullivan…

Good morning, Netizens...


Yesterday Shannon Sullivan's efforts to recall Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney Steve Tucker landed on the legal rocks, unfortunately. Judge Craig Matheson, of Benton and Franklin counties, said four recall charges drafted by Shannon Sullivan were insufficient and that one of the four lacked a basis of knowledge, and thus Sullivan's attempt to recall Tucker were rejected by the court.


It takes a special kind of courage to stand tall before the courts and take a public stand on contentious public issues, but Shannon Sullivan does not seem to be lacking in that brand of spirit, based upon her previous recall effort against the late Spokane Mayor Jim West in 2005.


Judge Matheson stated that his decision can be reviewed by the State Supreme court if they chose to do so, although it remains to be seen whether Shannon Sullivan will pursue this further.


According to KXLY-News, after the ruling, Sullivan stated, “Is it the end? I'm not certain,"


It also remains to be seen whether Steve Tucker will be able to acquire enough votes from various luminaries at The Globe Bar and Grill in downtown Spokane to get re-elected, since, based upon my limited experience, that establishment appears to be one of Tucker's favorite places to hold forth his opinions, legal and otherwise.


It is time, in my opinion, for the public to move on past Steve Tucker, to hire a prosecuting attorney with the temerity and boldness to stand up for the public they serve.



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