19 May 2008

Clement Quits As U.S. Solicitor General

The man in the U.S. Justice Department who made the conflicting argument that the Second Amendment protects an individual right, but that government can regulate that right, has resigned as Solicitor General.

Paul Clement's resignation is effective June 2. He reportedly raised the ire of White House staff, including Vice President Dick Cheney, with his opinion on the District of Columbia v. Heller case, which was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court back in March.

That opinion is expected sometime in July.

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