It’s not a surprise that the four Grafton Township Trustees have appealed Judge Michael Caldwell’s order that they approve John Nelson as Grafton Township Attorney.
Rockford Attorney Nelson serves as Township Supervisor Linda Moore’s attorney in her separation of powers suit.
In the clash of Executive versus Legislative Branch powers, Nelson’s representation led the judge’s dismissal of Township Attorney Keri-Lyn Krafthefer., plus Township Administrator Pam Fender. Krafthefer is a partner of the Ancel Glink law firm.
Grafton Township has been without an attorney since the decision was handed down.
As soon as Caldwell made his ruling, Ancel Glink litigator Thomas DiCianni turned the tables on Nelson claiming that the Judge’s ruling violated the separation of powers between the legislative and judicial branched. (The transcript of the hearing is here.)
Moore’s original suit claimed that the Trustees legislative role was usurping her Executive Branch powers.