The people calling themselves the “City of Keene” have officially filed their appeal in the Robin Hood cases. They have also filed a motion asking the NH supreme court to accept amicus briefs in the case from other interested parties, which will likely be various state employee unions, and other state agencies interested in destroying freedom of speech and the press.
The appeal paperwork lists the amount “the City” will be forcing taxpayers to pay for the transcript of the three-day “evidentiary hearings” that led to the dismissal of their illegal, unconstitutional civil cases against the Robin Hooders: $2,200! Add that to the at least $20,000 that taxpayers have forked over for this frivolous case against us in the first place, and then keep counting, because the legal bill from the fancy private attorneys “the city” hired isn’t going to get smaller!
A recent Keene city council meeting shows a non-public session where the council appears to have voted 12-0 on a legal issue, presumably this case. Is the city council really in favor of this move by “the city”? How many taxpayer dollars are they willing to lavish on this case before people boot them out of office in the next election?
Usually the court will take a month to docket the case. Stay tuned to Free Keene for the latest on the Robin Hood saga.