Earlier today, I posted this beauty about Knox County Law Director Joe Jarret and his response to county commissioners about why he can resign and then un-resign.
Now, however, local GOP Chairman Ray Jenkins says that might not be the case. Jenkins in a letter to county Mayor Tim Burchett and commission Chairman Mike Hammond, which includes some case law, which you can find right smack here, says once revocation by a public official is tendered then it is irrevocable. Or something along those lines.
He says Jarret's initial resignation letter was “absolute and unconditional.” Again, you can find all this right smack here.
And again, here's the entry from earlier today right smack here.
With all that said, I think the commission will do what it wants. I'd be surprised if someone takes this to court over a five month interim appointment.
Then again, no, I wouldn't be surprised.