Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Coca-Cola Paying for Terrorist Lawyers While Objecting To DOMA?

It appears that Coca-Cola pressured its hometown law firm to drop the House of Representatives of the United States as a paying client.

The Obama administration, speaking through Attorney General Eric Holder, had declined to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, leaving what is normally an executive branch duty to Congress to perform in its stead. The House of Representatives retained Atlanta megafirm King & Spalding to defend the law on behalf the people of the United States. A week after being hired, as noted below in Profiles in Cowardice,  K&S dumped its representation to defend the constitutionality of DOMA, which had been enacted by overwhelming majorities from both parties in  Congress and signed into law by President Clinton in 1996.

There are other King & Spalding clients that haven't created measurable concern at Coke. Among them are several of the terrorists being held at Guantanamo Bay. Not only has Coca-Cola not objected, but because K&S is providing legal assistance to the terrorists for free, the firm's other clients, certainly including its largest, are picking up the tab.

So, according to King & Spalding and Coca-Cola, the Defense of Marriage Act is out but Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his associates are in.

Coke, teaching the world to sing in perfect harmony.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think it was brave and noble of Coca Cola to pressure the firm to oppose bigotry.