We've written a few times now about the fact that US Solicitor General Donald Verrilli pretty clearly made false statements to the Supreme Court in a key case concerning NSA warrantless wiretapping. The case, Clapper v. Amnesty International, mainly focused on who had standing to challenge warrantless wiretaps performed by the NSA. Show More Summary
I was supremely honored to be asked by SCOTUSBlog to sit for an interview as part of its new SCOTUSblog on camera interview series. Others who have been interviewed to date are Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, Burt Neuborne, Goeffrey Stone, Adam Liptak, Linda Greenhouse, Nina Totenberg, and David Porter. Show More Summary
A testy exchange between Justice Stephen Breyer and Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. “was not the only signal that the administration may have difficulty winning in the case of Bond v. United States, which began as a ‘lover’s triangle’...Show More Summary
Supreme Court justices talked of dogs swallowing chocolate, goldfish taking in vinegar and horses eating poisoned potatoes. By the time they were done, they had made mincemeat of Solicitor General Donald Verrilli’s case.
Back in July, the NY Times made it pretty clear that United States Solicitor General Donald Verrilli almost certainly lied to the Supreme Court, concerning how evidence obtained via NSA surveillance techniques would end up in court.Show More Summary
Adam Liptak in the New York Times writes about something US Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. made to the Supreme Court, about seven months before NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed new evidence of the government's massive and secret surveillance programs: It was on the day Hurricane Sandy shut down the rest of Washington.
It's been a rough season for Solicitor General Donald Verrilli at the Supreme Court, with major defeats to come.
Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. on Friday offered some words of advice for the graduating class of the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. “First, expect some adversity to come your way, you are...
U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli has filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the justices to take and reverse a lower-court ruling that President Barack Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) are unconstitutional, and therefore that no one must follow any orders issued by NLRB. Show More Summary
President Obama’s Solicitor General Donald Verrilli said two things in Court Wednesday that may swing Justice Anthony Kennedy one way or the other on whether to uphold or strike down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). DOMA...Show More Summary
Roberts grilled Solicitor General Donald Verrilli on his knowledge of voting data, but the chief justice was wrong reports NPR. The point the chief justice was trying to make was that Massachusetts, which is not covered by the preclearance section of the Voting Rights Act, has a far worse record in black voter registration and [...]
"At the voting rights argument in the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Chief Justice John Roberts tore into Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, grilling him on his knowledge of voting statistics," NPR reports. "The point the chief justiceShow More Summary
The Chief Justice was questioning Solicitor General Donald Verrilli in the oral argument about the federal Voting Rights Act (which treats some states differently from others based on voting statistics from 1972). The Chief also pointed...Show More Summary
From the Supreme Court Thursday came President Barack Obama’s latest evolution on gay marriage. Obama’s Solicitor General Donald Verrilli submitted an amicus brief to the court urging the justices to guarantee marriage rights to gays in the eight states that currently have civil unions, rather than pushing for those rights in every state nationwide. Show More Summary
Over at ThinkProgress, the race brigade is out in full force. Why? Because yesterday, during oral arguments apropos the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Civil Rights Act, Justice Scalia outlined to solicitor general Donald Verrilli...Show More Summary
Our initial report from today's Supreme Court oral arguments on the Voting Rights Act. How did it go? This question from Chief Justice John Roberts to Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, Jr., who was defending the law, gives you a good...
In a brief filed Friday, a lawyer with the Obama administration called for the Supreme Court to strike down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli told the high court that laws concerning gay people,...Show More Summary
On Friday, President Obama’s Solicitor General, Donald Verrilli, filed a brief in United States v. Windsor, a case urging the Supreme Court to outlaw Section 3 of a 1996 federal law that prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages. The Defense of Marriage Act or DOMA, the Obama administration contends, “denies to tens of [...]
President Obama's administration filed an historic legal brief late Friday that declares his belief to the US Supreme Court that DOMA is unconstitutional. The dossier was written by Solicitor General Donald Verrilli. According to NBC News: The Obama administration urged...
The Obama administration outlined its argument on Friday why the U.S. Supreme Court should strike down a federal law that defines marriage as between a man and woman. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli filed a brief with the court saying...Show More Summary