Lawyers in Tennessee marriage case get $2 million | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Lawyers in Tennessee marriage case get $2 million

Posted By on Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 7:18 AM

WINNERS: Cheryl Maples, with Kristen Seaton and Jennifer Rambo, whose marriage was preserved by lawsuits upending state ban on same-sex marriage. Maples and other lawyers got small fees for the groundbreaking decisions.
  • WINNERS: Cheryl Maples, with Kristen Seaton and Jennifer Rambo, whose marriage was preserved by lawsuits upending state ban on same-sex marriage. Maples and other lawyers got small fees for the groundbreaking decisions.

I'm about to decide that the lawyers who fought for marriage equality in state and federal courts in Arkansas got screwed.

Here, Jack Wagoner and Cheryl Maples and their associates got under $100,000 in court-awarded fees and costs from state and federal judges for successfully knocking down the state ban on same-sex marriage. Fee awards have been much higher in most other states where similar laws were successfully challenged.

Latest: Tennessee. A friend passes along news that a federal district judge there has just awarded $2 million in fees to the attorneys that won the case there.

Let's amend David Pryor's old statement about Arkansas to "poor but unfriendly to lawyers."

The objective was always equality and you can't put a price tag on that. 

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