Solicitor General Paul Clement, who led the courtroom defense of the Bush administration's anti-terror legal policies, announced Wednesday he is leaving his job June 2. Clement argued 49 cases before the Supreme Court in the last seven years and was viewed as probably the most valued "catch" from the Bush Justice Department, with law firm managing partners guessing he could attract a $2 million or $3 million package. Details about his next step were not immediately forthcoming from Clement.
Clement Resigns as Solicitor General
May 15, 2008