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Mr. Ethics

Richard Sinkfield quietly wins the day: in court, at the negotiating table, and in his rather remarkable intersection with history

The courtroom was packed when Richard Sinkfield presented oral arguments before the Georgia Supreme Court in Perdue v. Baker in the spring of 2003. The case was complex and politically charged. It was born out of the 2000 census, which led to redistricting in Georgia by the then-Democrat controlled government, but a three-judge federal court in 2002 invalidated the redistricting plan as a violation of the Voting Rights Act. Attorney General Thurbert Baker had appealed this decision to …

Pro on Pro Bono

Courtland Reichman represents the have-nots and the have-lots

Courtland Reichman had already started his day at King & Spalding when his assistant, Jeanette Hatcher, came to him with the news that someone from the Supreme Court was on the phone. Although he had a case on appeal, Reichman, 36, was well aware that of the 7,000 applicants each term, the Court hears only around 100. He pushed the button to take the call and the voice on the other end said, “Mr. Reichman, the U.S. Supreme Court has granted your request to hear Johnson v. U.S.”   …

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