Posted by: "C. P. Zilliacus" CPZ@OS2BBS.COM cpzilliacus
Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:12 am (PST)The Town of Chevy Chase Town Council voted unanimously at a Thursday night meeting to hire a law firm on a pro bono basis to analyze a state report on the Purple Line.
The above is curious. If the firm is working for them on a pro bono (free) basis, do they really hire them? I don't know, as I am not a lawyer, and I don' t play one on T.V.
And any Maryland municipality that has the string Chevy Chase in its name is not exactly my idea of a place that needs free legal help anyway.
The council voted to hire Sidley Austin, a Washington, D.C., firm to examine the Alternatives Analysis/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Purple Line released by the Maryland Transit Administration last month. The statement analyzed several options for the Purple Line mass transit project, which would connect Bethesda to New Carrollton.
This is even more interesting. Sidley Austin was very involved in efforts to disrupt and delay the DEIS and FEIS for the InterCounty Connector on behalf of Environmental Defense, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and others. Examples here
<http://www.mwcog. org/uploads/ committee- documents/ vV1eWFc200407261 53649.\pdf> ,
<http://maryland. sierraclub. org/Montgomery/ press/ICC_ 122006.htm>
<http://www.arnoldpo rter.com/ resources/ documents/ Audubon-v- DOT.pdf>
Are they a CAVE (citizens against virtually everything) law firm?
Doug Willinger, have you run across this firm in your research into anti-highway activities elsewhere?
I have not researched, though in checking out their entry I found this:Famous alumniI do not have time right now to continue this research, but have already researched that power house Pennsylvania Avenue law firm Covington and Burling and have turned up much (C&B just happens to be involved with practically everything I have blogged about.
* Barack Obama was a summer associate in the Chicago office, but never joined the firm as a full-time associate. He met his wife, Michelle Obama (who was an associate at Sidley Austin at the time), while he was a summer associate at the firm. 
(In particular check out the links within the above article regarding Transport Network Subversion)
I suggest similar lines of research upon Sidley Austin, including its founders and their fraternal memberships.
FH Covington's frat happens to pop up in a new book about Illuminati government control discussed here.
quote:"Albert C Stevens (the respected historian) also makes this interesting connection between the Masonic Kappa Sigma society, founded in 1867 at the University of Virginia, and . On page 355, Stevens states, “The badge [of ] is an inverted crescent of gold, attached to and below which, by four of its points, is a five-pointed star [the pentagram] with the letters Kappa Sigma in its center…. At the top, on the crescent, a skull and bones are engraved; at the left, the crossed keys [a symbol of the pope’s power], and at the right, crossed swords.” Is this all mere coincidence?"I highly doubt that that Chevy Chase Country Club is the only example of a disproportionate influence of entities who control a particular piece of real estate.
Note for instance CUA, as well as that "Order of the Eastern Star" property that connects the I-95 PEPCO-B&O Routes, which just happens to be the entity which hosts the Committee of 100 Christmas Party (an organization that is notoriously anti grade separated highways).
I suspect this is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.