MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com)--Another chapter in the Henri Brooks residency saga is set to begin Monday when the Shelby County Commission meets for a special called meeting.
A few weeks ago, the Shelby County attorney ruled that Brooks did not live in her county commission district, and by law, that meant she lost her job.
But Judge Kenny Armstrong ruled the commission should have given Brooks a hearing on the issue, and stopped commissioners from moving ahead with plans to appoint a replacement.
There was a lot of speculation that nothing would happen in the Henri Brooks case at the special called commission meeting Monday, but that might not be the case.
Brooks was all smiles as she walked out of Chancery Court Judge Kenny Armstrong's courtroom Thursday.
Judge Armstrong stated that the commission proved she didn't live at the home on Crump, where she has claimed to live, but didn't prove she didn't live anywhere else.
"He was wrong. We proved she lived over in Cordova," said Shelby County Commissioner Terry Roland.
The lawyers representing Brooks say its true, she spent a lot of time with her daughter in Cordova. But their argument is that Brooks lives in her district at a house on Mississippi Blvd.
There are residency requirements for Shelby County Employees, including those Memphis City School teachers who had no say in giving up their charter who have about 3 years left to find living arrangements in Shelby County or be fired. In the interest of equal justice under the law, let's look the other way for them too. After all, what's good for the goose is good for the gander.