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Response to Hoyt (Reply #64)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 08:57 PM

85. You miss the whole point, don't you?

Washington had it's chance. Helmke pleaded with them to change their laws and not let this case get to the Supreme Court.

Have you looked at the three top tier national legal firms the District hired? There was a veritable army of $1000 an hour lawyers, countless paralegals, not to mention the District's own attorneys, plus the first, only and ever Solicitor General hired at a 6 figure salary, just to argue this case.

The District could have softened its position after losing in the Appeals court. Nope, they dug in their heels and went for the whole enchilada. Chicago did the same damn thing. I can almost understand Chicago's fight, their lawyers were Daley's relatives. We are talking Chicago, after all. He knew he would lose, but at least he feathered his personal nest.

You gotta like that even in retirement Daley has a security detail from the Chicago PD.

Fenty in DC and Daley in Chicago gambled with their taxpayers' money and LOST! LOST! LOST! Daley gambled with Oak Park's money and lost for them too!

The plaintiff's are due recompense for their legal fees. For DC to argue now that because they owe mega millions to their own lawyers that paying the legal fees for violating a citizen's rights is a burden on the taxpayer is just beyond the pale.

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