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Remember how the GOP’s top priority right now is creating jobs? Oh wait, nevermind. Remember how the GOP’s top priority right now is reducing the deficit? I mean, as long as it’s done mainly solely by cutting spending, instead of raising taxes on the wealthy? Ya know, “make the tough choices,” “tighten our belts” and all that jazz? Remember that?
And as Joe Solmonese of the HRC points out, given that there are at least 9 cases currently challenging the constitutionality of DOMA, even at a discounted (!) hourly rate of $520, that figure will probably end up being a “lowball estimate.”
Earlier this week, Speaker John Boehner demanded that the Department of Justice foot the bill for defending the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act in court. Now we know why Boehner wanted the money so badly--the House has retained former Bush II Solicitor General Paul Clement, and they're paying his firm a lot of money
Originally posted by rogerstigers
I understand and agree with your sentiments. Unfortunately, the government is somewhat bound to defend the laws that are passed even if they suck. Legal tricks like not showing up in court or failing to oreoare for a case are sometimes used, but usually at the expense of the lawyers who get caught in the middle and risk their jobs.
Broken system is broken.
Originally posted by jjkenobi
So Obama orders the Justice Dept to stop defending an actual law... is that what I just read?
Originally posted by Flatfish
reply to post by Sinnthia
One has to keep in mind that when the republican/tea party ran on creating jobs, "It Was Not Intended To Be A Factual Statement." I think they may have even adopted that phrase as part of their party platform.