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Report: Orleans Parish Judge appears to have signed off on “NoLaToya” recall motion

The battle to remove New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell from office has taken a potentially significant new turn. This is the only media outlet to have obtained a list of signatures through a lawsuit, according to nola.com. Judge Jennifer Medley recently approved a deal in the court battle that reduces the number of signatures required for the recall. The threshold was lowered from almost 50,000 signatures to almost 45,000. A spokesman for the Municipality of Orleans Civil Court responded to WDSU late Wednesday afternoon, saying, “The judge cannot answer questions about pending or ongoing litigation.” It’s important to note that signatures on the petition have yet to be verified. So when officials confirm that Medley did in fact sign the petition, some experts told WDSU there could be a conflict of interest. Meanwhile, others say they don’t think that would be the case. WDSU has reached out to organizers to call back organizers, who said they could not comment at this time. The organizers of the recall still haven’t said how many signatures they collected and submitted. Signatures must be verified and submitted to the governor by March 22nd.

There was a potentially significant new twist in the battle to remove New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell.

The Orleans Municipality Civil Court judge who was involved in the legal dispute over the petition appears to have signed the petition. This is the only media outlet to have obtained a signature list through a lawsuit, according to nola.com.

Judge Jennifer Medley recently approved a deal in the court case that reduces the number of signatures required for the recall. The threshold was lowered from almost 50,000 signatures to almost 45,000.

A spokesman for the Municipality of Orleans Civil Court responded to WDSU late Wednesday afternoon, saying, “The judge cannot answer questions regarding pending or ongoing litigation.”

It is important to note that the signatures on the petition have yet to be verified.

So if officials confirm that Medley did in fact sign the petition, some experts at WDSU said there could be a conflict of interest. Meanwhile, others say they don’t think it would.

WDSU has reached out to organizers, who said they could not comment at this time.

The organizers of the recall still haven’t said how many signatures they collected and submitted.

Signatures must be verified and presented to the governor by March 22nd.

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