Mar 8, 2017
Today Liberty Counsel will present oral argument in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit urging against the reinstatement of Ermold v. Davis. This case was dismissed with two other marriage license lawsuits that were filed against Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis in 2015, including Miller v. Davis, which led to Davis spending six days in jail as a prisoner of conscience. The dismissal delivered Davis a decisive victory in her fight for religious freedom. Today’s argument is regarding the Ermold plaintiffs’ appeal of that dismissal last year. But eighteen months after Davis’s time in jail—and with a marriage license already in hand—these plaintiffs are still attempting to punish Davis for living out her faith.
The Ermold plaintiffs’ vain claims for money and attention were rightfully dismissed. The court should deny their vindictive attempt to take away the religious liberty victory Kim Davis secured for all Americans who want to perform public service without giving up their constitutional rights.