The Second Circuit Court of Appeal ruled Monday shortly before noon to keep Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins out of the 2022 elections.
Their ruling affirmed a decision from Judge Brady O’Callaghan last Tuesday that disqualified Perkins for inaccurately listing his address on qualifying forms.
“We find no legal error on the part of the trial court. The outcome in this matter is governed by and falls squarely within this court’s holding in Sellar v. Nance,” wrote Judge Chief Judge D. Milton Moore III in the Second Circuit Court of Appeal’s Monday order.
Moore wrote the inaccurate listing of the address is enough to disqualify Perkins regardless of whether he is actually following the state’s residency guidelines for candidates.
In her concurring opinion, Judge Shonda D. Stone cited Perkins’ Ivy League education as a reason that his mistake could not be chalked up to a "clerical error."
“The error cannot be trivialized as a mere ‘oversight’ or ‘legally insignificant’ because Mr. Perkins is not the average layperson. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and Harvard University School of Law,” Stone wrote.
Kendrick Dante writes for the USA Today Network and is a government watchdog reporter in Shreveport, Louisiana. He enjoys cooking, concerts, and content. Email him at email@example.com or connect on Twitter @kendrickdante.
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