Another expensive law firm picks up DOMA case
Even though King & Spalding LLP is no longer counseling the House of Representatives regarding the Defense of Marriage Act, the story is far from over. Following Paul Clement’s resignation from the firm today, he immediately joined with Bancroft & Associates PLLC as a Partner. Bancroft accepted the case.
Clement, a former solicitor general in the George W. Bush administration, immediately jumped to a new firm, Bancroft PLLC, and will handle the DOMA defense for them.
Buck said the structure of the House contract on the case will stay the same, meaning Congress will pay as much as $500,000 in legal fees to Bancroft. Boehner wants to cut the budget of the Department of Justice by the amount the House will pay to defend the marriage case that the administration has dropped.
The King & Spalding contract was also $500,000, meaning that not only will we be wasting the same amount of money to defend this unconstitutional law, we will be using money that was reserved for, you know, important cases.