KENTUCKY: ACLU Files $233K Demand For Cost Of Suing Kim Davis Over Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Dominic Holden reports at Buzzfeed:

The legal advocacy group that represented several couples in a lawsuit against Kim Davis — the county clerk in Kentucky who famously refused to issue marriage licenses after the Supreme Court struck down bans on same-sex marriage — is asking a federal court to award it $233,058 to cover legal expenses.

In court documents filed Monday in the US District Court in Eastern Kentucky, the American Civil Liberties Union said its attorneys logged more than 600 hours and billed their time at $250 to $700 an hour.

ACLU of Kentucky legal director William Sharp said in a statement Monday that he wanted the fees to send a message about the high price of violating people’s rights.

“Courts recognize that when successful civil rights plaintiffs obtain a direct benefit from a court-ordered victory, such as in this case, they can be entitled to their legal expenses to deter future civil rights violations by government officials,” he said. “By filing today’s motion, we hope to achieve that very objective — to send a message to government officials that willful violations of individuals’ rights will be costly.”

Hit the link to see the filing.

  • Friday

    Garnish her taxpayer-supported pay and her three separate monthly alimony checks.

    • Nowhereman

      Well, she had an affair with #2 while married to #3 and then divorced him and remarried #2, making him # 4. I wonder if he still has to pay her alimony, and if they divorce again, will he have to pay her twice? Inquiring minds want to know!

  • where’s your god now, lil lady?

    • Chucktech

      Just as dead as He ever was.

  • bkmn

    It’s a shame they can’t sue her personally for the money.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Why bother? She ain’t got a penny. The grifters all used her and abandoned her. She’s on their do not reply list.

      • TrollopeReader

        she’s got $80,000 a year that could be garnished!

    • Chucktech

      Gee, I dunno, didn’t the state of Kentucky say they couldn’t rein her in when she was pulling this gawdly shit? If the governor (a Democrat at the time) couldn’t do anything about her blatant discrimination in her administration of her duties, it seems to me she should be personally liable.

  • Treant

    I ask again, could we please never see or hear from or–and I repeat and cannot stress this strongly enough–see Kim Davis ever again?


  • Michael Smith

    In a just universe she’d have to pay every cent out of her own pocket. Maybe Huckabee could hold a fundraiser for her.

  • PickyPecker

    My, my….christian bigotry just keeps getting more and more expensive!

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    … and she still needs to be arrested for dog-napping!
    Free “Charlie Brown” the purloined puppy!!

    • lymis

      That was her daughter. She might be an accessory, though.

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        I saw reports that she actively blocked the investigation into the dog-napping – and interfered with attempts to locate Charlie Brown.

        • D. J.

          Sounds like she took lessons from Pam Bondi…..Bondi dog napped first.

  • TheManicMechanic

    The GoFundMe windfall should cover some of that too. Put her in the poor trailer.

  • Silver Badger

    Time to break out the Jesus Bucks.

    And, I’m late for work again. I would be in serious trouble if I didn’t work at home.

  • james1200

    They oughta sue the people behind Kim Davis, the organization she really works for.

    • delk

      Is Huck tit slapping her?

      • james1200

        If her tits are on her back (which wouldn’t surprise me) then, yeah.

      • Oikos

        With his tits.

      • m_lp_ql_m

        Better than what Matt Staver’s doing with his right hand.


      I am not fat shaming them I am using their own rule book. GLUTTONY

      • Nowhereman

        …bearing false witness, coveting the neighbor’s ass, being mean to others… The list is long. I’m a lifelong atheist and I’ve lived a more “christ like” life than most christians I know.

    • Nowhereman

      They really should. I’d like to see “god” on the witness stand.

  • thom

    ot polling news:// new NBC poll is Clinton +5. last week it was Clinton +2.

    most of us have seen the nyt/sienna poll of Florida that showed Clinton +1 over the weekend.
    the polling company also gave the raw data to four other highly rated pollsters to see what their interpretation of likely voter turnout and weighting of the electorate looks like. using the exact same numbers. ..
    Marquette: Clinton +3
    Patrick Ruffini (republican pollster): Clinton +1
    Penn Shoelen Burland Research (dem pollster):Clinton +4
    and a group from stanford and Columbia and Microsoft: Clinton +1

    • james1200

      Is she +5 nationwide, or in Florida?

      • thom


      • thom

        and just released, Elon poll has trump +1 in North Carolina. hopefully the Clinton groundgame will be as strong as people have been saying

    • Oikos

      I suspect that number will rise after the debate.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Good! Bigotry and Hate should be expensive.

    • Nowhereman

      It’s all they understand.

  • Pollos Hermanos
    • rusty57

      “Meet George Jetson…”

      • BlueberriesForMe

        They still use paper money in the future. Interesting.

      • Treant

        “Jane, his skirt…”

    • Bill

      I don’t think Mountain Dew is legal currency anywhere but Kentucky.

      • D. J.

        Bet Franklin Graham changed his phone number and moved today…….

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    • Librarykid

      Today’s second offering will go towards paying off a nasty lawsuit incurred to defend the sanctity of marriage by the 4 times married Kim Davis.

    • D. J.

      Prey down, Kimmie, prey down.
      Maybe Philly Jeebus will rescue you?
      Now don’t the two of you fight over who rides around on the cross.

  • SoCalGal20

      This isn’t a charity, it’s a damn tax exempt slush fund.

      • Todd20036

        And yet the Trumpanzees go off on Hillary’s foundation

        • Silver Badger

          “Don’t look at me, look at HER!

          • Nowhereman

            I had a younger brother like that…

    • thom

      I’m hoping trump peaked too early and the Clinton campaign can use this new revelation and Trump U to really hammer him and open up a bigger lead going into November

      • Treant

        I’m thinking people will rapidly grow tired and/or slightly annoyed by the Trump schtick, and by November 8th he underperforms even his final polls because folks just couldn’t be arsed to bother voting for him.

    • thom

      I think @jbarro hits it on the head…

      “This Trump Foundation story is worse than the prior ones, but more importantly the wrongdoing can be explained in a single sentence.”

      • Chucktech

        As long as that sentence has no words longer than about 2 syllables, it might be on the basket-of-deplorables’ reading level.

    • Hank

      The “Trump Foundation” is nothing more, than a “slush fund” for Hair Drumpf to use at his whim and NOT do ANYONE ELSE any good!!! I also wonder, how this is used for his Tax Returns???

      • Nowhereman

        Well, to be fair, he probably lets his kids dip into it, too–for shopping trips with Putin’s girlfriend for Ivanka, and of course big game “hunting” for his fine fine boys…

      • David Walker

        Perhaps we’d know that IF WE COULD SEE THE FUCKING THINGS!!!!!!1!!

    • Marides48

      We want to see his tax returns.
      Who’s CROOKED now?

      • The_Wretched

        The “crooked” was projection / inoculation.

        • Nowhereman

          Right, because “Both sides do it!” Uh, no they don’t. I haven’t seen so much mental gymnastics since the Nixon Follies.

  • kelven

    Praise the Lard!

  • The Professor

    They should sue her PERSONALLY. She not only acted on her own Jeebus-ness but forced those under her supervision to do the same. No doubt she could ChristFund the expense in a few hours from the sheeple, but it would be worth it to make her and Staver go through the hassle.

  • LackofFaithify

    Pro Tip: The crazy christian types don’t believe in banks, so check under her bed and up her bum.

    • m_lp_ql_m

      That could take weeks.

      • LackofFaithify

        Not to mention cost many lives. I volunteer Octavio.

  • Jmdintpa

    Maybe they can pass the plate down at First Baptist.

    • D. J.

      Right after serpent toss.

  • dcurlee

    See what this bitch cost ya. Hope the taxpayers think it was worth it

  • boatboy_srq

    Aaaaand the oppression of Xtians continues…


    KY is going to have trouble finding the $s. It’s not as if they have millions to piss away on an Ark – oh, wait…

  • delk

    Well it’s not she uses her paycheck for clothes or haircare.

  • Brian

    Oh honey don’t worry, the jeebus says you aren’t supposed to covet the green stuff anyway so the ACLU is really just being the demon you claim them to be. Fork it over!

    • OdieDenCO

      render unto ceaser, all things that are ceasers!

      • coram nobis

        Ceaser and desist, Kim!

  • Michael R

    After winning the county clerk race, Davis told The Morehead News, “My words can never express the appreciation but I promise to each and every one that I will be the very best working clerk that I can be and will be a good steward of their tax dollars and follow the statutes of this office to the letter.”

    Her four year term is slated to end on January 7, 2019 .

  • Stuart Wyman-Cahall

    Speaking of marriage, Brangelina is no more.

    • thom


    • TrollopeReader

      thanks for letting us know. i’ve not been in the supermarket this week !

    • BlueberriesForMe

      Thanks for the update on the IMPORTANT news :=).

    • doninkansas

      I am breathlessly waiting for Brad’s phone call. He promised that once it was a office and they were apart, we could set the date for our wedding. Nothing fancy, Washington National Cathedral, a few thousand guests, a year long cruise around the world for our honeymoon.

      • Stuart Wyman-Cahall

        See? They should have waited for marriage equality in the states before jumping the broom overseas. Maybe they’d still be together today if they did.

  • david fairfield

    Jesus will give them the money to pay.

    • coram nobis

      In loaves and fishes, perhaps. Jesus, according to the story, was a bit finicky about the empire’s denarii.

  • Lazycrockett

    Maybe Kentucky can pay them in free passes to the Ark Encounter.

  • Dan M

    She’s going to have to steal and sell a lot of dogs to pay off that bill.

  • Jay Silversmith

    Hey ACLU, don’t forget my $1million just for the aggravation of having to read about this supposed xtian trout. Cash will do.

  • tomfromthenews

    Ka-ching! Will that be cash, credit, or bankruptcy court?

  • Hank

    “We hope to … send a message to government officials that willful violations of individuals’ rights will be costly,” an attorney for the organization said.

    Watch out Roy Moore…. you are NEXT!!!

  • penpal

    Pay up, bigots.

  • Nowhereman

    Good. Money is all that they understand. I’d suggest that Kentucky should pay up, and then sue Kim Davis or at least fire her ass and keep her pension. OT, but Kentucky should also sue Ken Ham and get their 18 million dollars back. They could use it to educate their children on the constitution so that this shit doesn’t keep happening.

    • TrollopeReader

      sadly, KY voted in a governor who would do *none* of those things ….

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    What took the ACLU so long?

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • I just don’t know what it is about that picture of Davis that is so inspiring! It’s amazing. Every time I see it I am inspired to picture a flying cow taking a dump on her from above!

  • LeeCMH

    This is terrible news.

    I wonder what Kim’s wife has to say?

    • LeeCMH

      Kim’s hairdresser just called and is and just beside himself.

      Oops, Kim’s florist is just shocked.

  • StraightGrandmother

    Matt Staver should pay, he is the one who talked her into that mess.

    • D. J.

      He should at least chip in. Maybe Pope PR-I has a slush Fund?

  • Queequeg

    They should get it. What a waste of court time. I hope the ACLU can wipe that idiotic smile off Kim’s face.

  • Morey Soffo

    Everytime I see that photo, I think it’s from some low-grade after-school, afternoon made-for-TV flick, Lifetime-for-Women crap where the ugly fat chick finally overcomes the bullies with her Bibletude, keeps her virginity against all odds and is elected Homecoming Queen, and here she is waiting for her tiara, smiling and crying and holding her phallus-y scepter that she’s about to go all knob-slobbery on. (Either that, or it’s Cousin Itt Addams in drag.)

  • JCF

    Get it, ACLU!

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