Paul Clement wins Second Amendment case at Supreme Court, leaves law firm

Paul Clement wins Second Amendment case at Supreme Court, leaves law firm

(CNN)Paul Clement, who served as solicitor general during the George W. Bush administration, won a major Second Amendment case on behalf of a National Rifle Association affiliate Thursday. Hours later, he was no longer at his law firm. After the Supreme Court ruled, Clement's now-former law firm, Kirkland & Ellis, announced in a news release that it will "no longer represent clients with respect to matters involving the interpretation of the Second Amendment." Clement and Erin Murphy, a top litigator in her own right, responded by leaving. The news will come as a surprise to the insular world of appellate litigation, where Clement is considered one of the best Supreme Court advocates in the country and Kirkland is a top law firm and breeding ground for appellate lawyers. In a …
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