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Montgomery County Judge dismisses lawsuit against NAACP


Celebrating 100 Years of Social JusticeMontgomery County General Session Court Judge Wayne Shelton grants motions for dismissal filed by attorneys representing the Clarksville NAACP and its President, Jimmie Garland, Terry McMoore, a former state and local NAACP officer, and Pastor Jerry Jerkins in his capacity as State NAACP Title VI Coordinator and as a member of the TN Title VI Commission.

The dismissed lawsuit was originally filed by Kevin Johnson of Clarksville, TN, alleging his Title VI complaints were not answered.

As President for the past six years, the Clarksville NAACP has never received a written complaint from either Mr. Johnson or Mr. Hagan requesting assistance. Neither Johnson  nor Hagan has submitted a properly filled out and signed affidavit which is standard procedure in order for the NAACP Branch to investigate any complain submitted to them. – Jimmie Garland

Clarksville Attorney, Michael K. Williamson, representing Garland and McMoore, as well as an attorney from the Tennessee Attorney General’s office, representing Jerkins, filed similar motions for dismissal with one of the key points being that General Sessions Court “lacks jurisdiction” and also Mr. Johnson “lacks standing to bring this lawsuit” and was in violation of several other areas of Tennessee Code Annotated and Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure.

An associated case filed by Kevin Johnson in the Federal Courts, Nashville, was recently dismissed with prejudice by Judge Williams J. Haines, Jr.

For questions concerning this Press statement please contact us at:

  • Jimmie M. Garland: (931) 216-6745
  • Terry McMoore: (931) 378-1999
  • Pastor Jerry G. Jerkins: (931) 220-1522
  • Attorney Michael Williamson: (931) 647-8500




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