Jeffery Stallworth filed a federal suit against Gov. The lawsuit was filed by Jeffery Stallworth against Gov. Stallworth was a member of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority’s (JMAA), from 2013 to 2014. Stallworth stated that he acted rather than waiting for the city of Jackson to decide whether to take legal action regarding the controversial airport legislation. Jackson officials also pledged to review the matter. Gov. Phil Bryant is expected sign the bill. This bill replaces the JMAA’s five members, who are appointed by Jackson mayor. It also creates a nine-member board made up of Jackson officials, the governor, and lieutenant governor. Stallworth filed a federal court suit in Jackson claiming that he suffered emotional distress and would be irreparably damaged by the reconfiguration. The suit seeks to stop the law being in effect and seeks unspecified damages. The lawsuit seeks to stop the law from going into effect and seeks unspecified damages. Emails to Mississippi’s attorney general’s office were not returned today.