Justice Elena Kagan Defends Paul Clement, Criticizes His Detractors


Add the newest Supreme Court Justice to the list of people who think Paul Clement did the honorable thing:

At a crowded reception at Georgetown University Law Center on Thursday for lawyers who practice before the Supreme Court, Kagan recognized former solicitor general Paul D. Clement for his “integrity, professionalism and honor.”

Kagan said it was not a surprise that Clement would resign from his law firm “rather than abandoning a client.” Those who criticize Clement “misunderstand the traditions and ethics of the legal profession,” she said. --WaPo