El Jefe, Jr.

Like his Texas counterpart a few weeks ago, U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement submitted his resignation today, effective June 2. Also like former Texas Solicitor General Cruz, General Clement is leaving on a high note.

Speaking of notes, the WSJ Law Blog reports that General Clement’s favorite band is Nirvana. “Smells Like [SCOTUS] Spirit” indeed.

The last similarity between these two Solicitors General is one they share with yet another former Texas SG (and Cruz’s predecessor), Greg Coleman. All three were were named to the American Lawyer‘s Young Litigators Fab Fifty in early 2007, which listed the top 50 litigators under the age of 45 from around the country.

Thx to General Clement for his able service to our country and Above the Law, Bench Memos, and the WSJ Law Blog