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Ex-Jones Day Attys Puzzle Ethics Experts By Sitting Out Case

Law360, New York (February 10, 2017, 6:39 PM EST) -- Days before taking the biggest legal stage yet for the new Trump administration, top U.S. Department of Justice lawyers plucked from Jones Day took a knee and refused to appear in the controversial immigration case, a move that has ethics experts scratching their heads.

In a footnote on a Ninth Circuit reply brief defending Trump's executive order, the DOJ said both acting Solicitor General Noel Francisco and another former Jones Day lawyer, Chad Readler, were not signing on for the government out of an "abundance of...
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