Chuck Turner to sue City for ouster
by: Jamarhl Crawford, Blackstonian
Chuck Turner has secured the legal counsel of Chester Darling, storied conservative legal champion, who is coming out of retirement to represent Turner in what will now become the proverbial federal case. Darling made his name in legal battles in this city ranging from anti-affirmative action stances to the banning of gay people from South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. After a highly publicized 11-1 vote to remove Turner, Darling sent a 3 page letter warning the Boston City Council not to go through with procedures to hold a special election to replace Turner after his federal conviction on felony charges.
Atty. Darling has stated he will file a complaint in US District Court in the next week.
The Boston City Council has slated the special election for February 15th with the final election on March 15th.
Turner faces sentencing on January 25th in US District Court.
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