ECBAWM Files Amicus Brief in US Supreme Court on Behalf of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Groups in “Reverse Fee Shifting” Case

  • December 1, 2010

Representing a coalition of civil rights and civil liberties groups including the American Civil Liberties Union, ECBAWM filed an amicus curiae brief in the United States Supreme Court arguing against the practice of requiring civil rights plaintiffs to pay defendants’ attorneys fees (so-called, “reverse fee-shifting”) where some of their claims are found frivolous, but others survive. The case, Fox v. Vice, involved claims that an elected sheriff used law-enforcement powers to intimidate a political opponent. The amicus brief was authored by ECBAWM’s Andrew G. Celli, Jr., Andrew Wilson, and Debra Greenberger.

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