It was once rare for Congress to go to court. But the number of cases House Democrats are now litigating is historically unprecedented -- a Trump-era aberration that is accelerating a larger shift in governance whose seeds predate Trump. w/
Hiding in plain sight: The House’s general counsel, Doug Letter, has increasingly relied on volunteer lawyers at white-shoe firms and public interest groups — including several prominent Obama admin veterans — to help research & draft court filings
Let's see: heavy hitters at major law firms "donating" legal services to House Dem leadership, thereby gaining influence and access to the same folks other clients of their firms are trying to lobby. I bet THAT set of investigative bells at the Times. JK.