Amal Clooney

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Amal Clooney, you're fired!

The 37-year-old attorney was let go as a legal representative to the Greek government after it dropped a potential case to regain control of the Elgin Marbles. 

The Greek marble sculptures, originally situated inside the Parthenon, have been on display in the British Museum since they were purchased in 1816 from Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, who claimed to have a permit for them from the Ottoman Empire central government ruling over Greece at the time. How's that for a history lesson?

While Greece had intentions of finally taking ownership back from Britain for their former collection of historical artifacts, the government later determined that there was a great chance of losing the case altogether and would rather reclaim them through a "political and diplomatic route," according to a report by the U.K.'s The Times.

Therefore, Clooney was issued the pink slip.

"The legal services of Mrs. Clooney and her legal team are no longer required," Culture Minister Aristides Baltas told The Times. "Not for now, at least."

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While it's certainly a tough professional loss, we aren't crying too many tears for Mrs. Clooney.

The accomplished international lawyer has represented countless high-profile clients in the past and her lengthy resume will no doubt lead to just another impressive legal venture in the days to come.

As Amy Poehler and Tina Fey once kindly reminded us during the 2015 Golden Globe Awards, she is a "human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case with Kofi Annan regarding Syria and was selected for a three-person UN commission investigating rules of war violations in the Gaza strip."

Translation: she can do just about anything. 

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