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Obama Administration Files Totally Clueless Argument Concerning Software Copyrights In Supreme Court Case

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Obama administration made a really dangerous and ignorant argument to the Supreme Court yesterday, which could have an insanely damaging impact on innovation -- and it appears to be because Solicitor General Donald Verrilli (yes, the MPAA's old top lawyer) is absolutely clueless about some rather basic concepts concerning programming. Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 05.05.15

Ever argued about weed before SCOTUS? Ever argued about weed before SCOTUS... while high? The Supreme Court asked Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. to weigh in on the marijuana border wars suit filed by Oklahoma and Nebraska against Colorado. Show More Summary

U.S. Solicitor General: Marriage Equality's Hero at the Supreme Court?

Some commentators are praising Donald Verrilli's performance as the Obama administration's rep at the high court, but there are those who found him too low-key. read more

Marriage at the Supreme Court 2.0 Analysis: Donald Verrilli Goes to Bat for Marriage Equality

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

BY ARI EZRA WALDMAN THIS ANALYSIS IS CONTINUED FROM PART 1. Before we get to Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, who argued after Ms. Bonauto on the first question -- does the Fourteenth Amendment require all states to let gays marry...

Who Should Argue Gay Marriage at SCOTUS? There’s One Obvious Choice.  

We’re little more than a month away from marriage equality oral arguments at the Supreme Court—but one major question still looms: Who’s going to argue this thing? Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. will probably get a few minutes before the justices to explain why the federal government favors same-sex marriage. Show More Summary

Wonkbook: Federal probe uncovers a racist joke about Obama in official Ferguson email

As Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. prepares to defend Obamacare before the Supreme Court Wednesday, his colleagues at the Justice Department are getting ready to announce the conclusions of their probe of Ferguson, Mo., police. Their findings aren't news to residents of Ferguson and St. Louis County: officers routinely and disproportionately stop black drivers […]

With Holder Leaving, Verrilli Is Back in the Spotlight

U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr., who successfully defended President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law in 2012, is among the possible candidates to succeed Attorney General Eric Holder.

DOJ Still Trying To Hide The Fact It Flat Out Lied To The Supreme Court About Domestic Surveillance

last yearIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Last year, we noted that US Solicitor General Donald Verrilli had lied to the Supreme Court in Amnesty International's lawsuit about warrantless wiretapping. If you don't recall, Amnesty International had sued about the program, butShow More Summary

The New Yorker's lame effort at un-embarrassing Jeffrey Toobin.

Yesterday, I trashed Jeffrey Toobin's write-up of oral argument the Hobby Lobby case. I wrote:The stupidest sentence in the article is this:Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, who was defending the law, invested heavily in the argument...Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 03.26.14

After forcing Solicitor General Donald Verrilli to acknowledge that the Affordable Care Act could force for-profit corporations to pay for employees’ abortions, Chief Justice John Roberts seemed rather pleased with himself. [New York Times] Sidley Austin just hired a major M&A heavy hitter away from General Electric’s legal department. Show More Summary

Solicitor General Asks to Argue Aereo Case

The U.S. Solicitor General has asked the Supreme Court to argue the Aereo case in favor of the broadcast networks, The Wrap reports: U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr., who previously filed a friend of the court brief siding...Show More Summary

A Tough Day in Court for the EPA's Greenhouse Gas Regulations

Andrew M. Grossman The Obama Administration appeared prepared to abandon a major portion of its initial greenhouse gas regulatory scheme in oral argument before the Supreme Court today. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, defending aShow More Summary

How Joe Biden Helped Make the Case Against Obamacare’s Contraceptive Requirement

last yearNews : Reason

When Solicitor General Donald Verrilli stands before the U.S. Supreme Court next month to defend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act against the charge that it violates religious freedom by requiring employers to provide certain...Show More Summary

Obama’s End Run Around the Senate and Constitution at the Supreme Court

“Your argument is, it seems to me, in search of a limiting principle,” Justice Anthony Kennedy told President Barack Obama’s lawyer on Jan. 13 at the Supreme Court. That lawyer, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, was explaining when Obama can appoint top government officials and federal judges without Senate confirmation. Show More Summary

Judge Halts Sentencing After Feds Admit They Failed To Reveal Use Of NSA Data

2 years agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We've been following the crazy story of the Solicitor General of the US, Donald Verrilli, making blatantly false statements to the Supreme Court concerning how the feds would have to reveal to defendants that some of the evidence used against them came from secretive NSA data collection methods. Show More Summary

US Gov't Appears To Have Misled The Supreme Court About How The NSA Spied On Americans

2 years agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

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

My SCOTUSBlog “On Camera” Interview: Parts I & 2

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

Oral argument in Bond v. U.S.

2 years agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

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

Of Horses, Halloween and Supreme Court Hypotheticals

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.

Feds Wait Until Late Friday To Release Details Of Criminal Case That Used NSA Surveillance, Which They'd Kept Secret

2 years agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

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

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