JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Duval County Clerk of Court Jim Fuller will get his day in court next Tuesday, August 7, to defend his position that term limits don't apply to him.
The City of Jacksonville sued Fuller after the City Council made the decision that there needs to a final decision on whether a recent Florida Supreme Court decision on whether upholding term limits in Broward County applies locally.
On Monday, retired Clay County Circuit Judge William Wilkes met with attorneys in the case to learn the basics and set a hearing date.
"What's done is done at this point," said the judge making reference to people already having voted absentee in the election.
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"Either he meets the criteria to run or he doesn't. That to me is the question I have to decide," said Judge Wilkes.
Lindsay Brock, who is handling arguments for Fuller, questioned the city's timing of the lawsuit as absentee ballots were already in the hands of voters.
"We believe it is unfair. It is unfair to Mr. Fuller, it is unfair to those thousands of voters who you heard today who have already cast their vote in this election," said Brock.
Attorney Mike Wedner, who is representing the city, says what the city wants is an injunction to prohibit Fuller from running.
"We want to try to get this resolved as quickly as we can," said Wedner.
First Coast News