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
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
The White House has filed a brief with the Supreme Court to void what is viewed as a unconstitutional section of the Defense of Marriage Act. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli told the high court that laws concerning gay people, an “unpopular group,” should face heightened scrutiny and that DOMA’s Section 3 — which keeps the [...]
By Jacob Combs When Barack Obama gave marriage equality a prominent shout-out in his second inaugural address, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, Jr. must have known his job had just gotten a little bit harder. As the government’s highest advocate before the Supreme Court, it falls to Verrilli to explain the Obama administration’s position on issues [...]
As President Barack Obama’s position on gay marriage continues to “evolve,” we’re left wondering what exactly Solicitor General Donald Verrilli will say come Supreme Court oral arguments showtime in late March. [New York Times] “This...Show More Summary
NYT: Obama's Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. faces choice on the Prop 8 case. Hunger Games hottie Alexander Ludwig in his upcoming film Final Girl. Meet Lil' Kim's new face. Illinois' leading marriage activist says gays can and should...
(Ilya Somin) In the recent oral argument in Fisher v. University of Texas, and in his amicus brief on behalf of the United States, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli emphasized the military rationale for affirmative action. Without racial preferences in college admissions, we will not have an adequate supply of minority officers in the armed forces, which would [...]
In the health care cases decided in late June, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Solicitor General Donald Verrilli were singing pretty much the same tune. On Friday, they will be on stage together to discuss tunes of another...
These are lighter days for U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli.
Domenico Montanaro has a must-read piece on how Solicitor General Donald Verrilli won over Chief Justice John Roberts with his arguments over the constitutionality of President Obama's health care law.