Quickie: Law firm drops case, defense of DOMA


Today's Quickie:

I'm liking this particular Monday. Via Roll Call:

The law firm King & Spalding reversed course Monday and announced it would not defend the Defense of Marriage Act on behalf of the House, marking a major victory for gay rights activists.

King & Spalding Chairman Robert Hays Jr. wrote Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) a letter to notify him of the decision. Hays said he “determined that the process used for vetting this engagement was inadequate.” [...]

[Former Solicitor General Paul Clement, the lead attorney hired to defend DOMA,], whom Pelosi aides blasted in a series of releases last week, also resigned from his post at King & Spalding on Monday and announced he is joining Bancroft as a partner. The Washington-based firm was founded by Viet Dinh, who served as assistant attorney general in the Bush administration from 2001 to 2003. Bancroft is expected to take on the DOMA cases; Clement will serve as lead attorney.

Nancy Pelosi is happy, The Boehner is "disappointed". If Nancy is happy, I'm happy.

That was today's Quickie. Was it good for you?