May It Please the Court Part II: A Closer Look at Arguing in Front of SCOTUS

In this episode, we spend time with Paul D. Clement, who served as the 43rd Solicitor General of the United States from June 2005 until June 2008. Before his confirmation as Solicitor General, he served as Acting Solicitor General for nearly a year and as Principal Deputy Solicitor General for over three years. He has argued nearly 100 cases before the United States Supreme Court.

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Cases Mentioned:

Saucier v. Katz

CBOCS West, Inc. v. Humphries

McConnell v. Federal Election Commission

National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius