David Jordan, the president of the Greenwood City Council, said that fines collected by the city during the tenure of Municipal Court Judge James Littleton indicate he is doing a good job and that he should be reappointed to the bench.

At Tuesday's City Council meeting, Mayor Harry Smith said that while he would look at the material presented to him by Jordan, it was unlikely to change his mind.

Littleton has served in the post since September 2001.

In July, Smith attempted to appoint Greenwood attorney W.M. Sanders to the post after discussing the appointment with the council.

The five black members of the council decided to investigate the situation further.

Smith has said it is his responsibility to appoint people and the council's responsibility to confirm.

From 1993 to 2000, Greenwood attorney Bobby Fisher served as municipal judge. In August 2000, attorney John P. Henson served as municipal judge and attorney Alix Sanders served in the new position of municipal judge pro tempore.

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