Right to Wear Buttons and T-shirts to the Polls-- Criminal Case 

We represent Leigh Purdum, who was charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor for wearing a John McCain t-shirt to the polls on Election Day 2008.

The Madison County Commonwealth's Attorney dropped the charges against Purdum on March 26, 2009.


Rebecca Glenberg, ACLU of Virginia

Pro Bono Law Firm(s)

Steve Rosenfield and Jeff Fogel, Charlottesville; Sebastian Graber, Madison County

Date filed

December 15, 2008


Madison County General District Court