Kirkland and Ellis representing Shirley Sherrod against Breitbart’s widow pro bono

Kirkland and Ellis representing Shirley Sherrod against Breitbart’s widow pro bono

Yesterday I asked the question at PJ Tatler, “Is Kirkland and Ellis Pursuing Breitbart’s Widow Pro Bono?” Today, thanks to the work of Aaron Worthing, we learn the disgraceful answer is “Yes,” and then some.

We also learned yesterday that Kirkland and Ellis is also attacking North Carolina Voter ID for free.

Aaron Worthing did what no reporter seems to have done in the last couple of years – ask Kirkland and Ellis who is paying for the lawsuit against Andrew Breitbart, Larry O’Connor, and now Andrew’s widow Susie. Here’s what Worthing found out:

So in the response to my letter, still on background, a person speaking for the firm stated that, yes, this was a pro-bono case. Which I have to tell you, is really odd. Ordinarily pro bono cases are about poor people, or otherwise people who have trouble standing up for themselves, or rarely people who shouldn’t have to hire lawyers—like people seeking to end discrimination.

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