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Clement awaiting Senate confirmation as solicitor general

[JURIST] Paul Clement is awaiting confirmation by the Senate after President Bush nominated him [White House press release] Friday as US Solicitor General, a position he has filled on an acting basis ever since predecessor Theodore Olson's departure for the private sector eight months ago. Clement has been with the US Solicitor General's Office [official website] since 2001, and served as deputy during Olson's tenure. Clement spent much of last year [Legal Times profile] defending the administration's tactics in the war on terror and in leading several high-profile terrorist cases. AP has more.

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