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    Lawyers Who Just Won Historical 2A SCOTUS Case Get Horrible News

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    In the United States, our judicial system is built on laws and precedents, not whims.

    The Supreme Court of the United States is responsible for interpreting the Constitution and aligning laws with it.

    Paul Clement and Erin Murphy, attorneys with the Chicago-based firm Kirkland & Ellis, won their case about the second amendment rights of Americans before the Supreme Court last week.

    Instead of celebrating their success, their firm Kirkland & Ellis has decided not to pursue any gun cases, and the firm has given the two winning attorneys the option to either stop pursuing gun cases or quit the business, according to Politico.

    Politico quoted Clement as saying, “We were given a stark choice: either withdraw from ongoing representations or withdraw from the firm.”

    “Anyone who knows us and our views regarding professional responsibility and client loyalty knows there was only one course open to us: We could not abandon ongoing representations just because a client’s position is unpopular in some circles.”

    As the two attorneys decided to depart the business in order to practice law independently, they declared their plans in the Wall Street Journal.

    “We are blessed to have represented before the Supreme Court a wide variety of clients, from large corporations and religious orders to criminal defendants and Native American groups. After we prevail before the high court, we generally receive a round of congratulatory messages from law-firm colleagues for a job well done, especially when we have helped our clients vindicate their fundamental constitutional rights.

    This time around, we received a very different message from our law firm. Having just secured a landmark decision vindicating our clients’ constitutional Second Amendment rights in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, we were presented with a stark choice—withdraw from representing them or withdraw from the firm. There was only one choice: We couldn’t abandon our clients simply because their positions are unpopular in some circles.

    Some may find this notion strange or quaint. Many businesses drop clients or change suppliers as convenience dictates. To others, the firm’s decision will seem like one more instance of acceding to the demands of the woke. But law firms aren’t supposed to operate like ordinary businesses. Lawyers owe a duty of loyalty to their clients. CONTINUE READING…

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