Thanks for the clarification, the perjury charge stemmed form the Paula Jones case in which Clintions lawyer filed a deposition from Monica Lewinsky stating falsely stating that she never had sex with Clinton, and from Clintons disposition in that case. Clinton publically stated that he "never had sex" with Lewinsky. Later, after the scandel had broke, Clinton omitted publically on national television to a to an inappropriate relationship with Lewinsky but argued that he was not paying attention when his lawyer filed the false Lewinsky deposition; and, that his statements in his deposition were "legally accurate". The Judge held Clinton in comtempt for perjury and obstruction of justice and referred the matter to the State Supreme Court which as you stated resulted in Clinton's agreement to withdraw from practice before the Supreme Court. See also http://edition.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/stories/1999/04/12/clinton.contempt/ [Broken]. The same charges were brought up in the impreachment proceedings before the US Senate and Clinton and the Senate split 50-50 on the obstruction of justice charge and voted 55-45 against the perjury charge. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perjury#cite_note-4.I've been too sloppy lately. Apparently the original source where I read that lacked some detail...
So he made sure to avoid potential disbarment.
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