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King and Spalding

"...No One Left to Speak for Me" -- the Role of the Lawyer

Lanny Davis | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

The American Bar Association's Model Rule of Ethics states: "A lawyer's representation of a client ... does not constitute an endorsement of the client's political, economic, social or moral views or activities." Yet how many people forget this fundamental principle?

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?

Astrology and the News: Royal Weddings, Birth Certificates, DOMA and Odyssey Dawn

Gahl Eden Sasson | Posted 06.30.2011 | Politics
Gahl Eden Sasson

Mercury, the planet of communication was retrograde between March 29th to April 23rd. Of course, Mercury, the messenger and trickster didn't really tr...

Firm Hit From Both Sides Over Anti-Gay Marriage Law

Posted 07.03.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK, May 2 (Reuters Legal) - King & Spalding first took heat from liberals for its work on the gay marriage issue. Now the law firm is losing...

Amanda Terkel

Virginia Official Drops Law Firm On DOMA

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Jennifer Bendery

'Mayhem' At Law Firm That Took On Defense Of Marriage Act

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 Backs Out Of Agreement To Defend DOMA

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.25.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated. WASHINGTON -- Law firm King & Spalding announced Monday it will not defend the Defense of Marriage Act on behalf of th...

Amanda Terkel

Online Campaign Targets Employees Of Law Firm Fighting Same-Sex Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A progressive organization is targeting employees at the law firm King & Spalding with an online campaign aimed at preventing House Spea...

Amanda Terkel

Law Firm Backing Same-Sex Marriage Ban Faces Backlash

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...