HWG argued a closely watched case this morning on behalf of a group of D.C. residents seeking full voting representation in Congress. The case, Castañon et al. v. United States et al., was brought before a three-judge panel in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by eleven plaintiffs. Currently, Washington, D.C. residents cannot elect representatives to the U.S. Senate and can only elect a non-voting delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. Chris Wright, head of HWG’s Appellate Practice, shared argument time today with the U.S. House of Representatives, which argued in support of the plaintiffs’ legal theory. HWG’s pro bono partner, D.C. Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, served as co-counsel.
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