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sudopod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:44 AM
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1. No one likes to lose :D
It'll be great to watch DOMA crash and burn.
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  -King & Spalding drops marriage case maddezmom  Apr-25-11 09:36 AM   #0 
  - No one likes to lose :D  sudopod   Apr-25-11 09:44 AM   #1 
  - Party of "keep government out of our lives" tries to keep government in people's pants  wordpix   Apr-25-11 09:09 PM   #66 
     - +1 n/t  ejbr   Apr-25-11 10:16 PM   #73 
  - ...........  Angry Dragon   Apr-25-11 09:45 AM   #2 
  - K&R  meegbear   Apr-25-11 09:47 AM   #3 
  - Terrific! They found their principles. Probably from looking at their bottom line, but still.  Demit   Apr-25-11 09:48 AM   #4 
  - this is what I like about capitalism  pezDispenser   Apr-25-11 11:54 PM   #75 
  - too funny... nt  DURHAM D   Apr-25-11 09:58 AM   #5 
  - This makes me and my hubby happy!  Snoutport   Apr-25-11 10:15 AM   #6 
  - I'm thinking George Takei is having a good day, too.  Ken Burch   Apr-25-11 02:46 PM   #33 
  - the process used for vetting this engagement was inadequate.  mahatmakanejeeves   Apr-25-11 10:18 AM   #7 
  - I suspect the "vetting" is about their current client list.  DURHAM D   Apr-25-11 10:40 AM   #8 
  - They broke their "engagment" to prosecute gay marriage?  rocktivity   Apr-25-11 10:43 AM   #9 
  - Eh. I don't like pressuring lawyers who represent bad people.  Recursion   Apr-25-11 10:56 AM   #10 
  - this is a civil case, nobody is going to jail over the outcome  CreekDog   Apr-25-11 12:15 PM   #16 
  - Even in a civil case, unpopular causes have a right to their day in court.  Jim Lane   Apr-25-11 03:49 PM   #38 
     - +1  onenote   Apr-25-11 04:55 PM   #44 
     - Not exactly, The House is acting outside its scope to work around the DOJ, which has discretion.  mondo joe   Apr-25-11 05:16 PM   #48 
     - The House can surely find a lawyer who will represent them in this matter  alcibiades_mystery   Apr-25-11 06:16 PM   #56 
     - The question is whether anyone, especially progressives, should attack lawyers in this fashion  Jim Lane   Apr-25-11 06:40 PM   #59 
        - Is "attack" an accurate term?  mondo joe   Apr-25-11 06:54 PM   #60 
        - Coca Cola doesn't want to be associated with a business viewed as homophobic  alcibiades_mystery   Apr-25-11 07:02 PM   #61 
        - can you not just enjoy one, just one little bit of good news? geesh  wordpix   Apr-25-11 09:14 PM   #68 
     - Who the hell is "pestering" the lawyer?  ruggerson   Apr-25-11 08:03 PM   #63 
     - so law firms that argued for racial segregation deserve our support?  CreekDog   Apr-25-11 08:33 PM   #64 
        - I notice he keeps posting, but he failed to respond to this excellent question.  closeupready   Apr-26-11 10:15 AM   #83 
           - You didn't read the whole thread.  Jim Lane   Apr-26-11 12:05 PM   #85 
              - Okay, my apologies.  closeupready   Apr-26-11 12:18 PM   #86 
  - This isn't a criminal case. There is no accused to defend.  mondo joe   Apr-25-11 01:09 PM   #20 
     - Right, but I don't want people saying there was some conspiracy to deny DOMA...  Recursion   Apr-25-11 01:25 PM   #22 
        - I don't want people saying there was some conspiracy  AlbertCat   Apr-25-11 02:20 PM   #30 
        - Remember, there are STILL people saying JFK stole it in '60...and that was half a century ago.  Ken Burch   Apr-25-11 03:12 PM   #36 
        - By that standard, Obama should resign because people say he wasn't born in the US.  mondo joe   Apr-25-11 03:25 PM   #37 
        - Congress will never have the balls OR the ovaries to overturn it.  Ken Burch   Apr-25-11 03:10 PM   #35 
  - if the justice dept won't re-defend DOMA, will the GOP surrender  alp227   Apr-25-11 11:36 AM   #11 
  - The new law firm that will be defending DOMA is Bancroft PLLC.  Ian David   Apr-25-11 11:45 AM   #12 
  - Law Firm Backs Out of Defending Marriage Act, Partner Resigns  maddezmom   Apr-25-11 11:45 AM   #13 
  - Maybe, since he's JUST doing it out of respect for the client and his profession...  Ian David   Apr-25-11 11:49 AM   #14 
  - I Unfortunately Agree with Mr. Clement  dballance   Apr-25-11 12:09 PM   #15 
  - The DOJ already decided to not defend DOMA. That's the proper place for that decision.  mondo joe   Apr-25-11 01:08 PM   #19 
  - The DOJ is Part of the Executive Branch  dballance   Apr-25-11 01:36 PM   #23 
  - Uh-huh.  closeupready   Apr-25-11 01:45 PM   #24 
  - So When the GOP Wants to Ignore The Law You're Okay With That?  dballance   Apr-25-11 01:55 PM   #27 
     - dballance... may I suggest a great Shakespearian play to read:  AlbertCat   Apr-25-11 02:27 PM   #31 
        - That's right, but what makes this REALLY perverse is  closeupready   Apr-25-11 03:01 PM   #34 
  - TheDOJ didn't invalidate DOMA per se - it used lawful discretion to opt to not defend it.  mondo joe   Apr-25-11 01:48 PM   #26 
  - Abide. Abide not obide.  Bluenorthwest   Apr-25-11 04:56 PM   #45 
     - You Do Not Know Me  dballance   Apr-26-11 07:54 PM   #91 
  - If the DoJ can decide not to defend a law, and no one else can then defend it, the consequence is...  Jim Lane   Apr-25-11 03:56 PM   #39 
     - Elections have consequences. EOM  mondo joe   Apr-25-11 04:07 PM   #40 
     - If you think one consequence is that an elected President can unilaterally subvert duly enacted laws  Jim Lane   Apr-26-11 02:43 AM   #76 
        - It's not what I *think" - it's a matter of fact. The DOJ is within its lawful discretion.  mondo joe   Apr-26-11 10:19 AM   #84 
     - Ever hear the expression, "Let's cross that bridge when we get to it"?  closeupready   Apr-26-11 10:03 AM   #82 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-25-11 01:09 PM   #21 
  - So When We Abandon Consistency What Will You Propose?  dballance   Apr-25-11 01:46 PM   #25 
     - You're just being overdramatic, IMO. Lots of laws go unenforced.  closeupready   Apr-25-11 01:59 PM   #29 
        - You're just being overdramatic, IMO. Lots of laws go unenforced.  AlbertCat   Apr-25-11 04:20 PM   #43 
           - Yep. Further, a uniform respect for all laws, just and unjust, mandates that you turn yourself in  closeupready   Apr-25-11 05:49 PM   #52 
  - Another reason to vote for Obama in 2012, to keep people like  Hawaii Hiker   Apr-25-11 01:59 PM   #28 
  - Oh, give me a break.  closeupready   Apr-25-11 01:05 PM   #18 
  - IOW, "as lawyers we must defend the indefensible," so this Bushie resigns. I love it!  wordpix   Apr-25-11 09:12 PM   #67 
  - Multiple responses bundled into one absurdly long post  Jim Lane   Apr-26-11 03:31 AM   #77 
     - Are we sure this firm was pressured into withdrawing?  efhmc   Apr-26-11 09:56 AM   #79 
     - Yes, there was pressure.  Jim Lane   Apr-26-11 12:45 PM   #88 
        - I do not have a problem with representation for  efhmc   Apr-26-11 11:38 PM   #92 
           - What about the lawsuits against the health insurance reform package?  Jim Lane   Apr-27-11 12:26 AM   #94 
              - I stand by what I say. Using funds only to gather and  efhmc   Apr-27-11 09:47 AM   #95 
     - Naturally, if you are a lawyer, you are going to defend them from perceived "attacks".  closeupready   Apr-26-11 09:59 AM   #80 
     - You didn't address the DOMA contract that forbid all K&S employees from advocating  mondo joe   Apr-26-11 10:02 AM   #81 
     - I've never heard of a clause like that, and it's highly objectionable.  Jim Lane   Apr-26-11 01:10 PM   #89 
        - I'd suggest that that clause is what put this contract over the top.  mondo joe   Apr-26-11 07:31 PM   #90 
     - Okay, so with regard to your response to the racial segregationist questions,  closeupready   Apr-26-11 12:43 PM   #87 
        - Let's be practical about the right to counsel  Jim Lane   Apr-27-11 12:15 AM   #93 
           - Never mind. self-delete  closeupready   Apr-27-11 10:07 AM   #96 
              - Agree to disagree is fine.  Jim Lane   Apr-27-11 01:26 PM   #97 
  - Resignation Letter  RT Atlanta   Apr-25-11 01:00 PM   #17 
  - DOMA should be declared unconstitutional.  Initech   Apr-25-11 02:41 PM   #32 
  - The Repuke congressman who are lawyers should defend it....  Historic NY   Apr-25-11 04:07 PM   #41 
  - HEh./........Up your NOSE, Boner!!!!!!  cliffordu   Apr-25-11 04:10 PM   #42 
  - My sneaking suspicion:  RUMMYisFROSTED   Apr-25-11 04:59 PM   #46 
  - Fascinating look at what happened behind the scenes at K&S  mondo joe   Apr-25-11 05:15 PM   #47 
  - very interesting, thanks for the post  maddezmom   Apr-25-11 06:35 PM   #58 
  - going out to buy some Coke for mom's bday tomorrow---thanks CC!  wordpix   Apr-25-11 09:19 PM   #69 
  - OMG yes! Way to go Coca-Cola!!!!  closeupready   Apr-25-11 09:28 PM   #72 
  - Why is Nancy Pelosi taking part in this?  SkyDaddy7   Apr-25-11 05:18 PM   #49 
  - She's not, she's repeatedly spoken against the house's involvement in defending DOMA  ShadowLiberal   Apr-25-11 05:26 PM   #50 
     - That is good news if true...So, why then do they keep reporting...  SkyDaddy7   Apr-25-11 06:09 PM   #53 
     - OK...I have found articles showing that Nancy Pelosi is...  SkyDaddy7   Apr-25-11 06:14 PM   # 
     - The Legal Advisory Group is bipartisan, but acts on behalf of the majority  alcibiades_mystery   Apr-25-11 07:07 PM   #62 
        - OK, thanks! I feel a bit dumb but one does not learn...  SkyDaddy7   Apr-26-11 06:41 AM   #78 
     - OK...I have found articles showing that Nancy Pelosi is...  SkyDaddy7   Apr-25-11 06:14 PM   #54 
  - I still want to know where the money was going to come from to pay them.  loudsue   Apr-25-11 05:35 PM   #51 
  - John Boehner said he was going to fund it...  SkyDaddy7   Apr-25-11 06:16 PM   #55 
     - if not that, it's the "Stick My Nose into Other People's Private Parts" Fund  wordpix   Apr-25-11 09:22 PM   #70 
  - President Jimmy Carter's AG was Griffin Bell, of King & Spalding  DemoTex   Apr-25-11 06:32 PM   #57 
  - Another small step forward. nt  Zorra   Apr-25-11 08:57 PM   #65 
  - could it be the Corporatocracy is starting to Get It?  wordpix   Apr-25-11 09:23 PM   #71 
  - Heh  Scottybeamer70   Apr-25-11 10:29 PM   #74 

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