King and Spalding announced today that they would no longer be representing the House of Representatives in litigation defending DOMA. The House had hired the firm last week after the Justice Department refused to defend the law and Attorney General Eric Holder called it unconstitutional. The chairman of the firm announced that the process “for vetting this engagement was inadequate.” Paul Clement, the lead attorney on the case and former solicitor general under President George W. Bush, announced his resignation (http://www.politico.com/static/PPM153_clement.html) shortly after the firm’s announcement. In his resignation, Clement expressed his disappointment that the firm was not taking the case because it was “unpopular.” “Defending unpopular positions is what lawyers do,” he said.
Read about the Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act in Katharine Bohrs '21 Amicus Blog post! https://harvardcrcl.org/legislation-giving-teeth-to-title-vi-left-stalling-under-the-trump-administration-reintroduced-by-democrats/
This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties: The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Arizona’s “ballot harvesting” law, a federal judge in Texas rules the pandemic moratorium on evictions is unconstitutional, and more. https://harvardcrcl.org/this-week-in-civil-rights-and-civil-liberties-12/
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