Former Bush solicitor general tapped by GOP for DOMA cases

Paul Clement, a former U.S. solicitor general during the George W. Bush administration, has been hired by House Republicans to handle court challenges of the Defense of Marriage Act. The move is in response to the White House decision to stop defending the law. Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese criticized the hiring of Clement, saying House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, "appears ready to go to great lengths, and the great expense of a high-power law firm, to try to score some cheap political points on the backs of same-sex couples."

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