— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) November 10, 2020
Lefties were gloating when the NYT trumpeted the news that Porter Wright was withdrawing from representing the Trump Campaign in efforts to overturn voting fraud in Pennsylvania.
John Hinderaker, at Power-Line, explains how and why that happened.
Porter Wright is a mid-sized law firm with offices in eight cities across the country. But apparently it lacked the courage to stand up against the Twitter mob. The â€œLincoln Projectâ€ doxxed the two Porter Wright lawyers who signed the Pennsylvania complaint, tweeting their pictures, addresses and telephone numbers, and encouraging leftists to harass them. Reportedly there also were employees at the law firm who objected to representing President Trump. Porter Wrightâ€™s abandonment of its client is shameful conduct for which I suspect it will receive little but praise.
Not many years ago, every terrorist in Guantanamo Bay was represented by one of a group of Americaâ€™s top law firms. For free. No one batted an eye. Now, the President of the United States is having trouble getting lawyers to represent him in asserting perfectly legitimate claims. Some dictator.
This is the latest instance of the most troubling trend in American culture, leftist bullying. Rare is the company (or, as in this case, the law firm) with the courage to stand up against it. It is a serious threat to the liberty of all Americans.