DeSantis taps DC law firm billing $725 an hour to defend culture war laws

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Orlando Sentinel

A conservative Washington, D.C., law firm with deep political connections has emerged as the courthouse defender of much of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ culture war agenda, raking in nearly $2.8 million in legal fees and contracts from taxpayers to defend some of his top priorities. One of the firm’s star lawyers, Adam Laxalt, roomed with DeSantis during officer training school and is now running for U.S. Senate in Nevada with his endorsement. DeSantis’ administration has turned to the Cooper & Kirk law firm to defend a controversial social media law, a ban on cruise ship COVID-19 “vaccine passp…

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