Last week, there was news that gay-obsessed, far right wing Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli terminated the commonwealth's contract with law firm King & Spalding over its decision to withdraw from the House of Representatives' defense of the Defense of Marriage Act. The National Rifle Association has followed suit, reports Legal Times.
The NRA's letter to the Atlanta-based firm reads in part:
We are writing to notify you of our decision to terminate our legal services agreement with King & Spalding, effective immediately, due to the firm's decision to bow to political pressure and abandon a client in the midst of a legal representation. Specifically, our decision is motivated by your withdrawal as counsel for the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the U.S. House of Representatives in defense of Section III of the Defense of Marriage Act.
We believe King & Spalding's decision is indefensible and raises serious concerns about its ability to be a reliable and effective advocate for any client facing potentially controversial litigation.
To be clear, our decision is not motivated by any position on the statute itself. As you know, the National Rifle Association is a single-issue organization dedicated to the protection of the Second Amendment. We are, however, often involved in controversial issues on which emotions can run high. This is as true in the legal arena as it is in the legislative.
Over the weekend, an estimated 75,000 people attended the National Rifle Association's 140th annual convention in Pittsburgh.