Joining an anti-tax group in questioning the constitutionality of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board is a one-partner Law Vegas auditing firm, Beckstead and Watts LLP.

The legal team for the Free Enterprise Fund, which filed the suit in Washington federal court on Tuesday, includes Kenneth Starr, the special prosecutor in the Monica Lewinsky scandal, and former U.S. Assistant Attorney General for legal policy Viet Dinh. The lead attorney is Michael Carvin, a partner at Washington-based Jones Day who specializes in constitutional litigation. Two attorneys with the Competitiveness Enterprise Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based libertarian think tank, which published a paper questioning the PCAOB's appointment process last fall, will also represent the plaintiffs.

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