Law firm pulls out of DOMA defense case

Maya wrote last week about how the House GOP had committed half a million dollars to an outside law firm to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The Obama administration recently announced they would decline to defend pieces of the law, prompting the GOP case.

Now the law firm has backed out of the case, according to Amanda Terkel of the Huffington Post. This pull-out may have been due to the intense amount of press the arrangement received, in part because it came so quickly after a budget fight where the House GOP members emphasized spending cuts so adamantly.

Tweet from Amanda Terkel: "BREAKING: Law firm @kslaw says it's backing out of DOMA case. Determine "process used for vetting this engagement was inadequate.""

Tweet from Amanda Terkel: BREAKING: Law firm @kslaw says it's backing out of DOMA case. Determine "process used for vetting this engagement was inadequate."

Metro Weekly has more, and full article from Amanda here.

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One Comment

  1. Posted April 25, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    Paul Clement seems to be taking the case to another law firm (Bancroft). This issue isn’t going away, but it’s interesting to see the first firm give this case the boot.

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