Fulton County Commissioner Khadijah Abdur-Rahman is suing her fellow commissioner for allegedly violating her rights to free speech. (Special)
Fulton County Commissioner Khadijah Abdur-Rahman is suing her colleagues and desires a decide to grant a brief restraining order in opposition to them for allegedly “interfering with [her] right to free speech at Commissioner meetings.”
The lawsuit was filed May 18 in Fulton Superior Court shortly earlier than commissioners met for his or her morning assembly. The swimsuit names commissioners Marvin Arrington Jr., Natalie Hall, Elizabeth Hausmann, Bob Ellis, Lee Morris and Chair Rob Pitts as defendants.
“I have no choice but to ask a fair and independent judge to stop these rogue actions by my colleagues,” Abdur-Rahman stated in a press launch. “I don’t know if a commissioner has ever had to sue his/her colleagues, but I will not stand for these officials to continually violate my rights as a citizen and my ability to perform my constitutional duties as an elected official.”
Pitts didn’t return a request for remark.
The lawsuit is the newest chapter in an ongoing battle between Abdur-Rahman and the county. The fee tried to ban county workers from campaigning for elected workplace after Abdur-Rahman’s workers members Rick Blalock and Robert H. Kelly introduced they had been operating for seats on the fee. A decide dominated Blalock and Kelly may run for workplace.
Kelly is operating in opposition to Arrington and Blalock is operating for Hausmann’s seat. Friday, May 20, is the final day for early voting within the May 24 main.
The AJC reported Kelly can be suing Arrington for $1 million, claiming he posted false details about him on social media.