City Hall's reliance on CPS to participate in its gun control efforts seems to have moved from the rhetorical to the legal and financial.
From a reader: "The CPS law department was directed by the Office of the Mayor to
support its efforts in filing a major and very expensive brief in the
case involving Washington DC's hand gun ban.I have attached the brief. [here PDF]
I am told we paid half of the costs involved in filing this brief. Some
of us were amazed when we saw the brief that CPS would spend this kind
of money for something that was really outside of the educational area.I have not seen the bill for the brief, but expect it cost CPS and the
City jointly at least $30,000."
UPDATE: The intrigue deepens. As you can see from the comment section, CPS legal eagle Patrick Rocks says CPS didn't spend money on the brief, or contribute at City Hall's request.
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