The flap over Justice Department lawyers who have advocated for Guantanamo Bay detainees is spilling over to Big Law, where some firm leaders are fighting back against the criticism. The DOJ has recently come under fire from a conservative group and GOP lawmakers for hiring lawyers who represented Guantanamo Bay detainees while in private practice. The controversy ramped up after the Justice Department refused to name the lawyers and a conservative group posted a YouTube video questioning the allegiance of the DOJ lawyers.
Big Law Defends Guantanamo Lawyers
The National Law Journal
March 8, 2010