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    See here:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...R2008010201116

    D.C. Lawyer Preparing to Defend City's Gun Ban Fired

    Acting D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles has fired the city lawyer who had been preparing to defend the longtime District ban on handguns in the high-stakes Supreme Court case this spring.
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    By David Nakamura

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    Well, they can circle the wagons for a good defense or set the wagons on fire and hope the smoke covers their escape.Either way, it seems like if you wanna work for the D.C. government, you better keep your resume up to date (of course omitting anything that would show that you worked for the D.C. government).

    "Peter Nickles' expertise in litigation is going to greatly benefit residents of the District of Columbia in our handgun case pending before the Supreme Court," Fenty said. "It is important that he move quickly to build a team and a strategy to maximize our chances of winning this important case."

    Amazing thought process...or lack thereof...The residents of D.C. do not need to possess their own means of self defense, the city attorneys will protect them...once they "quickly build a team."

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    Here is a good link for the WashPost article:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...010201116.html

    "Acting D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles, left, shown with Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, said he wants to move the gun ban defense in a different direction."

    It would be interesting to know what different direction they will try to move their argument to.


    Although I do really like the way DC politicians think: "How can we celebrate filing our brief to the Supreme Court?!?" (Which is due tomorrow.) "I know, lets fire the attorney who was suppose to argue that brief!!!"

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    WSJ Blog on this:
    http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2008/01/03/...-gun-ban-case/

    “The brief we are submitting is a fabulous brief, a winning brief by a great team,” Nickles told the WaPo. “We will not miss a step. . . . Alan is a very good lawyer, but I decided to move in a different direction. It’s not as if one person is indispensable.”

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