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Clinton Resigns From High Court Bar

November 10, 2001|Times Wire Services

Former President Clinton, facing the possibility of being barred from practicing law before the U.S. Supreme Court because of the Monica S. Lewinsky scandal, has resigned instead, his lawyer said.

"Former President Clinton hereby respectfully requests to resign from the bar of this court," his lawyer, David E. Kendall, said in a two-page letter to the high court's clerk. Kendall did not elaborate on why Clinton decided to resign.

Clinton's resignation from the Supreme Court bar will have little practical impact. Clinton has not practiced before the Supreme Court and was not expected to argue any cases in the future.

On Oct. 1, the Supreme Court suspended Clinton from practicing before the court and gave him 40 days to show why he should not be disbarred.

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