“Both sides claim victory
after Grafton ruling”
That’s the headline in the Daily Herald’s belated article about Judge Michael Caldwell’s decision in the separation of powers case brought by Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore after the four Township Trustees tried to take away virtually all of her power by appointing Pam Fender as Township Administrator.
There are two photos associated with the online article. One is of Linda Moore; the other of Township Administrator Pam Fender.
The judge ordered Fender and Ancel Glink, the law firm who crafted the strategy to replace Moore with Fender, off the payroll.
How that can be construed as a victory for the Trustees’ side of the case is beyond me.
I mention in my first article on the subject that it was a two-sided case. You can read the guts of the decision here.
Read what each side won and tell me why you think Moore didn’t come out the overall victor.
The dismissed Township Attorney, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, offers this quote:
“I think it was a significant victory for the trustees. It basically orders Linda to do her job.”
When pressed by reporter Jameel Naqvi, Krafthefer called the firing of the Township Administrator and Krafthefer’s law firm “two minor issues.”
Ancel Glink can continue to represent the Township Trustees in the suit, so expect an appeal of Judge Caldwell’s decision.
The next court date is Friday.