When Elinor Frerichs (95) married her neighbor and close friend Kennett Taylor, they knew there could be resistance to their interracial marriage. They did not anticipate Legal Assistance for Senior (LAS) would launch a multi-year campaign to keep them apart and to discredit Kennett.
Court records indicate James Treggiari, Executive Director of LAS, developed strategy to isolate Elinor from nearly all contact with the outside world. Kirsten Voyles, LAS Managing Attorney, facilitated Treggiari’s strategy. Scott Phipps, Vice President of LAS Board of Directors, implemented their strategy.