Last week, Friends of the Everglades and our partners at signed on to a Friend of the Court Amicus Brief in support of Maggy Hurchalla. The rights secured by the First Amendment act as a powerful tool allowing the public to communicate with elected officials.

A petition for review of Maggy’s case by the U.S. Supreme Court has been filed by attorney Richard Grosso. Our joint amicus brief signifies our support for her and for the outcome of this fight which could severely impact concerned citizens’ rights to petition their government. In Maggy’s own words, “It’s a long shot. The Supreme Court gets hundreds of cases submitted and accepts very few. But if no one risks losing, we all lose.”

We firmly believe in a world where we can hold government agencies accountable for their actions. We stand with Maggy.

To read the full Amicus Brief, click here.