WASHINGTON, November 12, 2001 ( – Former President Bill Clinton resigned from practicing law before the US Supreme Court Friday. Clinton was facing disbarment by the Supreme Court for lying under oath about his adulterous relations with Monica Lewinsky. He was suspended by the court October 1st and given 40 days to show why he should not be disbarred. He initially boasted he would fight the disbarment.

Phil Kent, president of the Southeastern Legal Foundation, which filed the first formal complaint against Clinton with the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on attorney ethics in 1998, said, “Today’s decision by Mr. Clinton ensures his place in legal infamy as the only sitting U.S. President to face disbarment charges, and only the second U.S. President to lose his law license.”

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