Remember His Name

Posted: May 16, 2008 3:49 PM
Solicitor General Paul Clement has announced his resignation pending June 2.  As testament to his wunderkind status, that's just a little more than three weeks before his 42nd  birthday.

In the interests of full disclosure, Paul is one of my closest friends from law school.  Even so, even a more unbiased observer than I could agree that he has been a splendid SG, serving with distinction as the government's advocate before the Supreme Court both in cases where he (no doubt) agreed with the position he was asked to take, and in cases where he probably didn't.

He is a person of dazzling intellect and enormous integrity.  If we are fortunate, we will be hearing from him again in years to come.