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Amanda Terkel

Did John Boehner Break The Law? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives has signed a contract to pay a law firm up to $500,000 (and possibly more) to defend the Defense of Marriag...

DOMA's New Lawyers: "Some Good Americans"

Katherine Franke | Posted 07.07.2011 | Politics
Katherine Franke

The basic purpose of this representation is to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation -- so isn't it quaint that the new retainer agreement insists that the firm not discriminate on any other grounds while doing so?

Amanda Terkel

Virginia Official Drops Law Firm On DOMA | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) is terminating his office's relationship with law firm King & Spalding after the firm decid...

Amanda Terkel

White House Backs Paul Clement's DOMA Defense | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is rejecting criticisms of a prominent conservative attorney's decision to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on ...

Jennifer Bendery

'Mayhem' At Law Firm That Took On Defense Of Marriage Act | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The law firm King & Spalding stunned many observers Monday by abruptly withdrawing from representing the federal Defense of Marriage Act...

Amanda Terkel

Law Firm Backing Same-Sex Marriage Ban Faces Backlash | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of the LGBT legal community are seriously considering breaking ties with the firm King & Spalding in light of this week's news t...

Lies and Hypocrisy in Republican Defense of DOMA

Lane Hudson | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
Lane Hudson

Speaker Boehner is trying to hide the exorbitant cost that he is undertaking in his defense of DOMA, which will easily cost millions of dollars. It's especially annoying when compared to his rhetoric on the need to slash the federal budget.

Amanda Terkel

House GOP Paying Outside Counsel $500,000 To Defend Anti-Gay Marriage Law | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated. WASHINGTON -- House Republicans plan to pay former Solicitor General Paul Clement and his legal team from King & Spald...

Amanda Terkel

Boehner: Obama Admin. Should Pay GOP To Defend Anti-Gay Marriage Law | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Monday the Department of Justice should give the House money to defend the Defense of Marriage ...