Court to decide 'sufficiency of complaint' on recall effort
Clallam County, WA - 9/21/01 - On the 27th of September, there will be a hearing in Clallam County Superior Court. The issue of the Recall of Commissioner Tharinger will come before the Honorable Thomas Majhan at 9:00 a.m. The Ballot Synopsis that was prepared by the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Lauren Erickson, will be reviewed. Most importantly, there will be a review of the Charges to determine "Sufficiency of the Complaint."
Once the sufficiency of Complaint has been determined and the
Ballot Synopsis has been approved, the petitions can be printed up
(unless it is appealed to the Supreme Court.) Judge Majhan will
not determine Mr. Tharinger's guilt or innocence (that is up to the
voters) but will determine whether failure to abide by the mandate of
the County Charter is sufficient grounds to charge him with violating
his oath of office.