Dueling lawyers | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Dueling lawyers

Posted By on Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 5:00 PM

We know you'll want to respond to Jerry Cox's call for contributions to the Family Council's legal defense fund to preserve Act 1.

Cox really does have a knack for irony. A few days ago, the leader of the group that made adoption more difficult in Arkansas decried the difficulty of adoption in Arkansas.  Now he's sneering about a New York law firm working in the lawsuit over Act 1's patent unconstitutionality. In the same breath, he speaks of getting assistance from an Arizona group and perhaps hiring other outside experts. Do as I say .... etc.

Help Us Defend Arkansas Act One 
Dear Friends,

The ACLU is trying to destroy the Arkansas Adoption and Foster Care Act. Ignoring the will of the people of Arkansas, they’ve filed a lawsuit to declare Act One unconstitutional. They spent over $300,000 in their failed attempt to defeat it at the polls, and now they’re trying to get the courts to strike it down.

Backed by a New York law firm, they filed suit in Pulaski County Circuit Court. In addition, they have asked Judge Chris Piazza to issue an injunction barring enforcement of Act One, pending the outcome of the suit.

We plan to petition the court to allow us to intervene in the case. This will allow us to bring in our own legal defense team, including the possibility of out-of-state legal experts who are on our side. If we are allowed to intervene, we will be working along side the Attorney General in defending Act One.

I want you to know that we’re not going to stand by and let the ACLU have their way. We’ve consulted with lawyers at the Alliance Defense Fund in Arizona and with local lawyers as well. They all believe we have an excellent chance of defeating the ACLU.

Going to court against the ACLU costs money. This is why your support is so important. Your gifts will help us defend Act One, and defeat the ACLU. We’re not going to allow the ACLU and other pro-gay organizations to use Arkansas’ adoptive or foster children for their political agenda.

Click here or go to https://www.familycouncilactioncommittee.com/donate.asp to donate now.

Thank you for standing with us. We appreciate your prayers and financial support. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Jerry Cox 

Sign up for the Daily Update email

Comments (15)

Showing 1-15 of 15

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-15 of 15

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Where's the outrage?

    Am I the only person, apart from federal prosecutors, outraged about the criminal enterprise that inveigled itself into a privileged position as an Arkansas taxpayer-financed human services provider to the tune, today, of $43 million a year?
    • Jun 21, 2018
  • Where's the outrage?

    • Jun 21, 2018
  • Rutledge opponent hits her socializing with corporate interests

    Mike Lee, the Democratic candidate for attorney general, has criticized Attorney General Leslie Rutledge over recent reports of her participation at private meetings where corporate interests make big contributions to a political group she heads for access to state legal officers.
    • Jun 21, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Women's March planned in Arkansas to mark Trump inauguration

    Speaking of Donald Trump and in answer to a reader's question: There will be a women's march in Arkansas on Jan. 21, the day after inauguration, as well as the national march planned in Washington.
    • Dec 30, 2016
  • Your daily dose of Jason Rapert

    Sen. Jason Rapert really, really didn't like it when a KATV reporter asked him about the hypocrisy of his political arguments.
    • Feb 4, 2017
  • Campus gun bill clears committee

    The so-called compromise amendment that will allow anyone 25 or older with a training certificate carry a concealed weapon on public college campuses was approved in a Senate committee this afternoon.
    • Feb 21, 2017

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments



© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation