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Should Joe Arpaio Be Appealing the Melendres Ruling?

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As expected, Sheriff Joe Arpaio's lawyer filed a notice of appeal over the permanent injunction in the racial-profiling case against the Sheriff, Melendres v. Arpaio.

The Feathered Bastard previously reported that the taxpayers already are on the hook for millions in legal fees, and this decision to appeal wasn't even approved by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors -- at least, not formally.

See also:
-Joe Arpaio Appeals Judge Snow's Permanent Injunction in Melendres

However, it looks like the taxpayers will soon be due for more cash, as Arpaio's lawyer is appealing Judge Snow's order, which includes the appointment of an independent monitor, to keep the office from engaging in any racial profiling.

Do you think an appeal is really necessary, given the ever-climbing taxpayer costs?

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