Thursday, June 24, 2010

Dewey & LeBoeuf Wades Into the Arizona Mess « Above the Law: A Legal Tabloid - News, Gossip, and Colorful Commentary on Law Firms and the Legal Profession

Dewey & LeBoeuf Wades Into the Arizona Mess « Above the Law: A Legal Tabloid - News, Gossip, and Colorful Commentary on Law Firms and the Legal Profession

Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP filed a brief on behalf of the Government of Mexico in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona in the case of Friendly House, et al. v. Michael B. Whiting, et al. supporting the lawsuit filed by a group of civil rights organizations challenging the constitutionality of Arizona’s recent immigration statute, Senate Bill 1070 (SB 1070).

The Government of Mexico has taken the position, as amicus curiae, that SB 1070 should be declared unconstitutional and not take effect. It also underscored its duty to protect its national interest and to ensure that their ethnic origin is not used as a criterion for discriminatory treatment. It also noted the adverse impact which SB 1070 could have on U.S.-Mexico bi-lateral relations if it is not declared invalid by the Court.

Dewey and LeBoeuf is representing the Government of Mexico in this matter on a pro bono basis. The co-authors of the brief are Partner, Henry Solano, and Associates — Carla Gorniak and Christopher R. Clark. Additionally, associates Virginia Medina and Lucericia Messiah, as well as summer associates Joel Acevedo, Jomaire Crawford and Michael Mix assisted with the research and preparation of the brief.

So now which Biglaw firm wants to take Arizona’s side in this fight?

And is any firm willing to be on the Arizona side for free?

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