Alan Morrison the lawyer many thought the District would tap to argue for the city in its landmark gun case, District of Columbia v. Heller has joined the Fair Elections Legal Network.
Morrison, who is now special counsel for administrative reform and litigation at the network, was most recently special counsel to the Attorney General for D.C. He left that post in January. According to a Legal Times article last month, Morrison had even done a moot court to prepare to argue for the District in the Supreme Court case, which will evaluate D.C.’s private handgun ban. The city instead chose O’Melveny & Myers partner Walter Dellinger.
At the Fair Elections Legal Network, Morrison will help the organization’s network of local lawyers navigate legal obstacles that could arise leading up to election day in November. In a press release, the organization’s president, Robert Brandon, lauded Morrison as “one of the country’s premier constitutional and administrative law scholars and Supreme Court litigators.”
Morrison has also been a senior lecturer at Stanford. He and Ralph Nader founded the Public Citizen Litigation Group, a nonprofit, in 1972.