At age 40, Paul Clement is one of the youngest solicitors general of the United States in history. As the Bush administration's top advocate at the Supreme Court, he manages much of the government's courtroom war on terror. His has been a stunningly quick rise -- and so far, unimpeded by the political grenades lobbed his way. At the end of Bush's term, Clement may be looking toward a career as a top tier member of the private Supreme Court bar, perhaps a judgeship, even a spot on the high court itself.
Paul Clement Stays Cool in High Court Hot Seat
The American Lawyer
January 16, 2007