Commissioner sues to stop petition

Miami Commissioner Joe Carollo has sued to stop the recall petition against him, an unsurprising maneuver in the legal saga that has for months stymied the effort to oust the politician.

Carollo’s attorney, Benedict Kuehne, filed suit Thursday in Miami-Dade Circuit Court. Carollo seeks to derail the recall by preventing the delivery of 1,900 signed petitions to the Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections and arguing the several aspects of the recall campaign are invalid.

In his complaint, Carollo requests an immediate injunction to block the petitions from being taken to the county elections headquarters while the court determines the validity of