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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:45 PM
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NOM Launches 'Investigation' Of Law Firm's Decision To Drop DOMA Case
Source: TPM

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM), a conservative organization fighting against the legalization of same-sex marriage, said Monday it would launch an "investigation" into the decision of the law firm King & Spalding to drop its defense of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

"We will convene a panel of legal experts and ethicists to determine if any rules of professional conduct have been violated, or if the firm has acted illegally in reaching their decision," NOM President Brian Brown said in a statement posted on their website. "We already know they have violated the moral imperative of acting in good faith and fair dealing. If our review concludes that the firm has violated any statutes or rules of professional conduct, we will initiate the appropriate disciplinary complaints."

Brown also praised Paul Clement for leaving the law firm after King & Spalding dropped the DOMA case because, according to law firm chairman Chairman Robert D. Hays, Jr., "the process used for vetting this engagement was inadequate."

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bongbong Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:09 PM
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1. GOP Job Creation!
Every single thing the GOP does creates jobs - for lawyers. This "investigation" is a big joke. But I know the GOP wants Big Government to tell this law firm just what it can and cannot do. Next they'll be suing them. Probably while they're railing against "frivolous lawsuits" and "overreaching government".

GOP: The Greatest Group Of Psychological Projectionists The Universe Has Ever Seen
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:17 PM
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2. Too funny.
The 'investigation' will find out that a private law firm did not want to be associated with this stinker of a case. Apparently, they have broader interests than carrying the political water of the Republican Party and the 1 issue fundraising organization known as NOM and aren't interested in defending discriminatory laws.

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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:30 PM
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3. Um, yeah. Because professionals do not get to decide whom they will
and won't do business with.......and because attorneys are not clever enough to figure out how to legally detach themselves from a client.

:rofl:
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Maven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:40 PM
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4. No prejudice, no punishment.
Good luck NOM, and make sure to hire the most expensive lawyers you can for your "investigation."

:rofl:
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:29 PM
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5. big noise from NOM but.....
they won`t get anywhere with their so called "investigation".
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 07:00 AM
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6. If D of J found no violation of ethics on the part of Yoo or Bybee....
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mahatmakanejeeves Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 07:49 AM
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7. I can't stop crying.
Where can I send my contribution?

Not.
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