Sidley Austin partner Peter Keisler, former acting U.S. attorney general in the George W. Bush administration, has left the Republican Party, as it became in the era of former President Donald Trump, he said, “something I feel no affinity with.”

Keisler, a leading Supreme Court advocate and former clerk to Justice Anthony Kennedy, said his decision to change his registration to “independent” was made “easy in a sense” because of Trump.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]