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Coke reportedly intervened to pressure King & Spalding to drop DOMA case

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Major kudos to Coke, if this is true.  From Brian Beutler:

As public relations debacles go, this was a doozy. But the firm must have calculated that the alternative would have been worse. In the intervening week, a series of public and behind-the-scenes developments made it clear that the firm would suffer recriminations for defending what many of its top clients and future recruits -- not to mention gay rights advocates -- consider to be an anti-gay law.

Sources with knowledge of the backlash confirm that one of King & Spalding's top clients, Coca Cola, also based in Atlanta, directly intervened to press the firm to extricate itself from the case.

A Coca Cola spokesman declined to comment on or off the record for this story, but pointed TPM to the company's long public history of support for equality and diversity.
I think it's time to find out who Bancroft PLLC's clients are. They're the new firm that Paul Clement, Boehner's DOMA lawyer, moved to. Anybody care to help?

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