Bloomberg Law
Nov. 15, 2019, 8:56 PMUpdated: Nov. 15, 2019, 10:36 PM

Scalia Says Big Law is Unwilling to Defend Conservative Views (1)

Jaclyn Diaz
Jaclyn Diaz

Major law firms are shying away from defending conservative viewpoints in court, a trend that “should trouble the legal profession,” Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia told a group of right-leaning lawyers at a Federalist Society event Nov. 15.

“It is appropriate, admirable, and necessary for lawyers to take on clients and advance positions that may offend some observers,” Scalia said. But some of the country’s biggest law firms appear to be disinclined to protect free speech and “free trade in ideas,” he argued, calling that evidence of a “broad trend” of conservative political views being under attack.

Scalia, a former partner ...

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