Friday, February 17, 2012

Shutesbury Shootout continues

On Tuesday Town attorney Donna MacNicol filed an “answer” to the lawsuit  filed by Library Override supporters against Shutesbury election officials  and the Board of Registrars claiming they erred by discarding a contested yes vote for the new library, yet allowed two contested no votes at the January 25 recount, leaving the tally at  a 522-522 tie, meaning the measure fails.

Attorney MacNicol, in a feisty rebuke requesting dismissal, wrote: “The Plaintiffs’ Complaint is wholly insubstantial, vexatious, frivolous and not advanced in good faith...The Board of Registrars...reserve their right to move, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 231, Section 6F and Mass. R. Civ. Pro. 11, for sanctions, an award of counsel fees, costs, and expenses incurred in the defense of this action.”

Ouch!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." (The History of Freedom in Antiquity, 1877)

LarryK said...

Or as they used to say in Chicago, "Vote early and vote often."

Anonymous said...

As a former resident, I have witnessed the "majority's" attempt at promoting its own brand of democracy and free speech.

Anonymous said...

Right ON !!!