Former Scalia Clerk offers legal advice, free representation to civil servants who defy Trump’s illegal orders

Harvard law lecturer Ian Samuel — a former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia — has written an extensive primer for civil servants who are worried about getting fired for defying illegal orders from their superiors, and if you follow his advice and get fired anyway, he’s offering “to represent, pro bono, any government official who refuses to execute a Trump order on the grounds that the order is illegal” (he notes that there are many other “lawyers, paralegals, law students, legal secretaries, and even (my favorite) a bartender in Cleveland” who’ve made the same offer).

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