Paul Clement is the former US Solicitor General and one of the nation’s truly outstanding lawyers. He also is a courageous fellow and resigned as partner when his law firm succumbed to pressure. Clement is doing what any lawyer should do. It should be routine for all lawyers –and law firms — to stand up for the defense of clients in this manner against outside political pressure even when the cause is unpopular in some powerful quarters. Shame on the law firm … but at least Clement restores some faith in lawyers….
Clement quits firm, stays on DOMA case
Lyle Denniston Reporter
Posted Monday, April 25th, 2011 10:36 am
Paul Clement resigns from his law firm, in a dispute over the defense of the federal law that bans benefits for same-sex married couples. He will remain on the case in federal court, with a new law firm.
Paul D. Clement, a seasoned Supreme Court advocate….
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