Libertarian Lawyers in Heller Gun Case Ask for $3.5M of DC Taxpayers’ Money

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Lawyers in Gun Case Ask for $3.5 Million

The lawyers who defeated the District’s handgun ban in the Supreme Court, successfully arguing that Americans have an individual right to arm themselves, want about $3.5 million for their trouble, according to a motion for attorney’s fees and costs filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

… Acting D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles, responding to the fee petition, told the BLT, “We obviously are going to have to look at it closely. That’s a lot of money. This is not a situation where there was a trial. Everything was done on motions. Certain kinds of work are recognized to be appropriate and certain kinds are not.” Nickles said he was meeting with staff later today to discuss whether to negotiate with the Gura and the others or to contest the fee petition in court.

For more on Heller, see More Heller-aceous Damage to Gun Rights.

12:06 pm on August 27, 2008