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D.C.’s public transportation system, locally called Metro, contracted with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Munger, Tolles & Olson to defend against a lawsuit challenging advertisement policy. Credit: Jay Mallin

The District of Columbia’s public transportation system anticipates spending more than $1 million on outside lawyers to defend its refusal last year to allow the Archdiocese of Washington to purchase and run a Christmas advertisement on buses, according to records obtained by The National Law Journal.

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C. Ryan Barber

C. Ryan Barber, based in Washington, covers government affairs and regulatory compliance. Contact him at cbarber@alm.com. On Twitter: @cryanbarber

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