Figgs and Jackson v. Quitman County: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississipi Memo of Authorities of CLC in Support of Figgs and Jackson's Response in Opposition to Quitman County Motions for Attorneys’ Fees and Costs
The Campaign Legal Center (CLC) is representing voters in Quitman County, Miss. against a legal action seeking more than $300K in attorneys’ fees. Longtime civil rights attorney Ellis Turnage brought a lawsuit on behalf of two voters challenging the county’s redistricting plan. Before trial, plaintiffs decided to dismiss the case. The county then turned around and claimed the suit was “frivolous,” seeking attorneys’ fees against Turnage and his clients.