Among the opening actions of the Supreme Court at the start of their term yesterday was a suspension of Former President Bill Clinton (SFS ’68) from practicing law in front of the Court.

Clinton has 40 days to show why he should not be disbarred from presenting cases to the Supreme Court in association with the onica Lewinsky scandal, specifically concerning Clinton’s Jan. 19, 1999 admission of giving false and ambiguous statements concerning their relationship.

“Bill Clinton, of New York, N.Y., is suspended from the practice of law in this Court,” the decision reads.

By admitting perjury, Clinton was suspended for five years from practicing law in Arkansas, a decision that initiated yesterday’s Supreme Court decision. Initially, the Southeastern Legal Foundation brought the demand that Clinton lose his license to practice law.

Clinton has not and was not planning to argue any cases in front of the Supreme Court.

Clinton’s Lawyer David Kendall told The Washington Post that the decision is a consequence of Clinton’s agreement not to practice law in Arkansas.

“Pursuant to the Supreme Court’s order, we will show cause why disbarment is not appropriate,” he said.

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