Residents ordered to pay for bid to r...

Residents ordered to pay for bid to remove Gloucester supervisors

There are 10 comments on the Richmond Times-Dispatch story from Jun 17, 2009, titled Residents ordered to pay for bid to remove Gloucester supervisors. In it, Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that:

Forty Gloucester County residents have been ordered to pay the county $2,000 each for a failed effort to remove four elected officials.

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Just had to say it

Gloucester, VA

#1 Jun 18, 2009
The judge (if you can call him that) and Troy, his buddy, have reiterated that Gloucester County and the 40 have to pay the supes' legal fees. How? Since they can't vote to make that happen ....

Vote for Carter Borden. Hope TA is even now saying goodbye to any friends she actually has in NACO.
Jameson

Hayes, VA

#2 Jun 18, 2009
Just had to say it wrote:
The judge (if you can call him that) and Troy, his buddy, have reiterated that Gloucester County and the 40 have to pay the supes' legal fees. How? Since they can't vote to make that happen ....
Vote for Carter Borden. Hope TA is even now saying goodbye to any friends she actually has in NACO.
Such bitterness only breeds bitterness. Lift yourself above the doldrums and embrace happiness.
november is coming

Colonial Beach, VA

#3 Jun 19, 2009
Just had to say it wrote:
The judge (if you can call him that) and Troy, his buddy, have reiterated that Gloucester County and the 40 have to pay the supes' legal fees. How? Since they can't vote to make that happen ....
Vote for Carter Borden. Hope TA is even now saying goodbye to any friends she actually has in NACO.
Judging by the underhanded way she was "elected" to the NACO office, I imagine they see her for what she is by now. Come November, they will no doubt be relieved to see an end to their embarrassment, just like Gloucester County.
Think about it

United States

#4 Jun 19, 2009
Jameson wrote:
<quoted text>Such bitterness only breeds bitterness. Lift yourself above the doldrums and embrace happiness.
Well, bill, we'll be a lot happier come November when TA is voted out of office. And the entire county will rejoice two years later when Ressler, Crewe and Woodard are gone.
granny

White Stone, VA

#5 Jun 20, 2009
AMEN TO THAT!
Think about it wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, bill, we'll be a lot happier come November when TA is voted out of office. And the entire county will rejoice two years later when Ressler, Crewe and Woodard are gone.

Since: Apr 08

Gloucester, VA

#7 Jun 24, 2009
Check this link to see comments to the initial TA statements to the DP.

http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-local_gloin...

Here is the link to today's article.

http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-local_gloin...
Gaelic Maxwell Merrick

United States

#8 Jun 27, 2009
This does not excuse the fact that Parker was muzzled, the Geneal Assembly acted upon the sanctioning of the petitioner's, under the chilling effect the First Amendment stands for.
A third grader should be able to tell you that.

Not only has this mire gotten attention around Coast, some kids have written compositions about the Constitution since this began, for class projects. It should be a fundamental LAW to know the laws of your state and Constitution.

Immigrants gaining US Citizenship have to KNOW more than OUR own do. Interesting.....
oh my

Gloucester, VA

#9 Jul 6, 2009
Maybe some local legal scholar can figure this out: how can a judge order a county to do ANYTHING? Especially since the county was not the defendant. I predict that some very bright first-year law student is going to write an "A" paper on this whole fiasco in the coming months. Can't wait to read it.
Think about it

Blaine, TN

#10 Jul 7, 2009
A judge can hold the county officials for contempt, but that would be a stretch. I would venture to say, if the county chose to ignore the order, Troy and company would bring the county before the judge (county attorney that is) and order payment. And if the county ignored that order, he could hold someone in contempt, maybe the chairperson...*L* that would be funny.
oh my

Gloucester, VA

#11 Jul 17, 2009
BUT, the county did not hire Troy, et al. Each of the four supervisors hired their attorneys as individuals, if I'm not mistaken. And, since there would be a conflict of interest if any one of them voted to pay the legal bills that they
ran up that only leaves three supervisors to vote yes or no on paying. Since that is not a majority vote, would that be legal?
Maybe the Daily Press would consider writing a series of articles that would clarify some of these issues, because it seems pretty murky to me. In the end, it may come down to a civil suit between the attorneys and their clients. Ah, justice at last.

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