A leading legal organization is calling for sanctions against
U.S. Department of Justice attorneys who now oppose the federal
Defense of Marriage Act.
The Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) launched a
campaign to hold over 30 U.S. Department of Justice attorneys
accountable for filing papers against DOMA after initially
supporting the measure. Complaints are being filed in ten
jurisdictions, including California, New York, Pennsylvania,
Massachusetts and Illinois.
President Brad Dacus contends it is wrong for lawyers to
abandon their clients and switch sides.
"We at the Pacific Justice Institute are standing up to all
those attorneys working for the U.S. Department of Justice that
have decided not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act and instead
have switched sides and are now opposing the Defense of
Marriage Act," Dacus says. "This is a clear breach of their
fundamental professional duties as lawyers, and we are working to
encourage people to file complaints with their state bars, where
every citizen who wants to can file a complaint with the state bar
associations to challenge these U.S. Department of Justice
attorneys who are not doing their job and instead are opposing 'we
the people' and the federal statutes protecting the Defense of
The PJI president urges all citizens to visit NoWayDOJ.com to
file complaints against the attorneys who are responsible for