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Paul Clement

Timothy Kincaid

May 13th, 2011

Paul Clement

In this photo provided by the Department of Justice, Paul Clement is seen in this photo, date unknown. President Barack Obama opposes the Pentagon’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays in the military, but there is a long tradition that the Justice Department defends laws adopted by Congress and signed by a president, regardless of whether the president in office likes them. The tradition flows directly from the president’s constitutional duty to take care that the laws are faithfully executed, says Clement, who served four years in President George W. Bush’s administration as solicitor general. (AP Photo/Department of Justice)



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