Kathryn Lopez at NRO has the scoop:
Former Solicitor General Paul Clement has signed up for duty to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court. According to the Speaker of the House’s office, Clement will serve as the outside counsel in the House’s defense of DOMA.
In other words, he will be doing the job this administration won’t do: Defending the law.
Speaker Boehner's office reports:
Paul Clement, former Solicitor General, will serve as lead outside counsel in the House’s defense of DOMA. Mr. Clement will represent the House in all DOMA cases for which it will intervene.
This is terrific news!
Earlier today Speaker Boehner put his support behind the proposal that Department of Justice funding should be cut to pay for this DOMA defense.
A huge thank you to all of you who have worked so hard to help make this happen. Please continue to stay involved at www.DefendDOMA.com.
And stay tuned here for ongoing updates.