High-Profile Attorney Ted Olson Joins Apple’s Fight Against FBI Terror Probe

Taylor Goldenstein, reporting for the LA Times:

Olson and Theodore J. Boutrous Jr. are the attorneys of record representing Apple, according to a court filing. Boutrous and Olson worked together to fight California’s previous ban on same-sex marriage.

Olson is best known for successfully arguing on behalf of George W. Bush in the Supreme Court case Bush vs. Gore, which decided the 2000 presidential election, and for challenging California’s Proposition 8, the measure that banned gay marriage, before the Supreme Court.

Olson is truly an extraordinary figure, both in terms of his career (winning landmark cases for conservatives, like Bush v. Gore and Citizens United; then winning the case that legalized gay marriage nationwide), and his personal life (his wife was a passenger on the plane that crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11).

Tuesday, 23 February 2016