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ACLU will file amicus brief in Gloucester case

The ACLU of Virginia will add its voice to the Gloucester attorney fee case through a friend-of-the-court brief.

Forty Gloucester County citizens who sought removal of four county supervisors were chastised and sanctioned by the judge who rejected their recall petition.  The judge imposed an $80,000 attorney fee award.

L. Steven Emmert of Virginia Beach is handling the citizens’ appeal.  The ACLU announced today it will file an amicus brief, with assistance from the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression.

By Peter Vieth

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