Fresh off a stint as a counter- terrorism adviser on Bill Clinton’s National Security Council, attorney Lee Wolosky was hoping to return to law. Most firms, he says, saw a guy with a two-year experience gap who’d need to start near the bottom.
Composting, farming, and exercising the legal right to get married all improve urban life, according to guests from Harlem to Park Slope who gathered at last night’s benefit for the Citizens Committee for New York City.
Virginia’s ban on gay marriages is an unconstitutional wall built around same-sex couples and must be struck down, said Ted Olson, a former solicitor general for President George W. Bush who helped trigger a national wave of lawsuits challenging similar laws.
Attorneys David Boies and Theodore Olson, adversaries in the 2000 U.S. Supreme Court battle over the presidential election vote count and allies in the fight to legalize gay marriage in California, agreed again about same-sex unions.
Virginia’s ban on gay marriage was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge who said it violated the equal-protection rights of the state’s residents including couples married legally in other states.
David Boies, the attorney suing the U.S. over American International Group Inc.’s bailout, said the firm’s takeover was an abuse of authority similar to firefighters seizing possessions they rescued from a flood.