The professional class of Washington often repeats the refrain that the Trump administration is not normal. Since January, the lawyerati — especially at the dominant, large law firms in the nation’s capital — have done plenty to signal their opposition.

They’ve mobilized against immigration crackdowns. They’ve challenged President Donald Trump’s transgender military ban. They’ve stood up for Twitter users blocked by Trump. They’ve questioned the president’s business interests. They’ve publicly denounced the pardon of a sheriff who was in contempt of court. And, in guarded language, law firms decried the president’s equivocation of white supremacists and anti-hate opposition.

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