UPDATE 2:45 p.m.

Gregory G. Garre, currently the principal deputy U.S. Solicitor General, will be nominated to be Solicitor General, the White House announced Monday.  Pending Senate action, Garre will be named Acting Solicitor.  The White House announcement read:

“The President intends to nominate Gregory G. Garre, of Maryland, to be Solicitor General at the Department of Justice and designate him Acting Solicitor General at the Department of Justice. Mr. Garre currently serves as Principal Deputy Solicitor General in the Office of the Solicitor General at the Department of Justice. Prior to this, he served as a Partner at Hogan & Hartson, LLP. Earlier in his career, he served as Assistant to the Solicitor General in the Office of the Solicitor General at the Department of Justice. Mr. Garre received his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and his JD from The George Washington University.”

Earlier Monday, Paul D. Clement finished his service as Solicitor General.  The blog posted this story this morning:  

Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., on Monday recognized the service of U.S. Solicitor General Paul D. Clement, on Clement’s last day in office as the government’s top advocate before the Court.  At the close of the public session, with Clement in the Courtroom, the Chief Justice read these remarks:

“The Court at this time wishes to note for the record that Paul Clement has been serving as the Solicitor General since July 10, 2004.  The Court recognizes the significant responsibilities that were placed on him to represent the Government of the United States before this Court and to perform other important functions on behalf of the Executive Branch.  On behalf of my colleagues, I thank you, General Clement, for a job well done.  You have our sincere appreciation and best wishes for the future.”

 

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