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Virginia AG Ousts King & Spalding Over Defense of Marriage Act
Posted By CitizenLink Staff On April 29, 2011 @ 4:23 pm In Judicial Issues,Marriage | Comments Disabled
In a scathing letter to King & Spalding, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli terminated today his office’s two-year relationship with the mega law firm — a move that shocked the legal community. King & Spalding had been hired by the state in 2009, to provide outside counsel and help represent Virginia’s numerous state agencies.
Paul Clement, the well-respected former solicitor general appointed by House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio to defend DOMA, abruptly resigned from King & Spalding on April 26, when the firm caved to gay activists’ pressures over the case.
Citing a lack of trust, Cuccinelli wrote, “Virginia seeks firms of commitment, courage, strength and toughness, and unfortunately, what the world has learned of King & Spalding, is that your firm utterly lacks such qualities.”
Jordan Lorence, senior counsel and senior vice-president of the Office of Strategic Initiatives for the Alliance Defense Fund, praised the Republican attorney general. “The language in the letter is refreshingly strong,” he said, “and Cuccinelli is that way.”
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Read Cuccinelli’s letter , obtained by The Washington Examiner.
- VA’s AG Fires King & Spalding in No Uncertain Terms 
- Terrorists? Yes. Marriage? No. 
- Marriage Defender Gets Backing from Justice Department, White House 
- Top Attorney Quits Firm to Continue Defense of DOMA 
- From Atlanta to California, Marriage Remains on Trial 
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URLs in this post:
 Read Cuccinelli’s letter: http://www.scribd.com/full/54236166?access_key=key-1uq2uxwr5f5t368hafdv
 Follow the drama over DOMA.: http://www.citizenlink.com/2011/04/29/vas-ag-fires-king-spalding-in-no-uncertain-terms
 Terrorists? Yes. Marriage? No.: http://www.citizenlink.com/2011/04/25/terrorists-yes-marriage-no /
 Marriage Defender Gets Backing from Justice Department, White House: http://www.citizenlink.com/2011/04/27/marriage-defender-gets-backing-from-justice-department-white-house
 Top Attorney Quits Firm to Continue Defense of DOMA: http://www.citizenlink.com/2011/04/25/top-attorney-quits-firm-to-continue-defense-of-doma
 From Atlanta to California, Marriage Remains on Trial: http://www.citizenlink.com/2011/04/26/from-atlanta-to-california-marriage-remains-on-trial