Solicitor General Appointee Not Licensed in Texas — Yet

The state's new chief appellate lawyer is as new to the Texas bar as he is to the job.

On Friday, Attorney General Greg Abbott appointed Jonathan Mitchell as solicitor general. Taking over from James Ho, who stepped down on Thursday, Mitchell is a 2001 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School. He has clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and 4th Circuit Judge Michael Luttig, and he also served in the Bush administration's Office of Legal Counsel. And as of Dec. 9, he's licensed to practice law in the state, the AG's ...

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