Republicans' Defense of Marriage Act Lawyer Quits Top Firm After It Dumps DOMA Defense

The former solicitor general for President George W. Bush who was tapped by House Republicans to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act in court abruptly resigned from one of the nation's top law firms today after it refused to provide legal services in support of the law. Paul Clement, a partner at the law firm King & Spalding, was appointed by House Speaker John Boehner last week to step in for Justice Department lawyers who withdrew from several pending cases involving DOMA in February. The law...Full Story
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