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Non-Sequiturs: 07.08.16

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Which law firms fared the best in front of the Supreme Court this Term? [Empirical SCOTUS] Charles Fried, Solicitor General under Ronald Reagan, really, really doesn't like Donald Trump. [Slate] Even David Boies couldn't stop the shipwreck of the S.S. Show More Summary

Ronald Reagan's Solicitor General Has Had Enough of Trump

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

The man who represented the Reagan administration 25 times at the Supreme Court has issued a stinging rebuke of Donald Trump in an exclusive to Slate. Charles Fried, who served as solicitor general from 1985-1989 and now teaches constitutional...Show More Summary

Obama's Supreme Court Lawyer 'Can't Imagine' The Justices Would Back A Muslim Ban

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

The Obama administration's top lawyer before the Supreme Court didn't sound too worried about what the justices might do if a future president tried to ban Muslims from entering the country. U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli told...Show More Summary

America’s Appellate Lawyer Recaps 5 Years of Legal ‘High Drama’

The Obama administration’s solicitor general, Donald B. Verrilli Jr., is exiting after 37 Supreme Court arguments on divisive issues from health care to gay marriage.

Donald Verrilli to Say Goodbye to SCOTUS -- For Now

Few faces are more familiar in the Supreme Court than Donald Verrilli's. As solicitor general, he's argued more cases before the Court over the last five years than any other attorney. And those included a large amount of landmark victories, from defending Obamacare to winning constitutional protections for same-sex......

Donald Verrilli Will Step Down as U.S. Solicitor General

Mr. Verrilli successfully argued the Obama administration’s position on the Affordable Care Act and same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court.

The man who saved Obamacare — twice — is stepping down after a historic run before the Supreme Court

US Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, who represented the Obama administration in many landmark cases before the Supreme Court, is stepping down from his position, the White House said Thursday. Verrilli is most known for representing...Show More Summary

US Solicitor General Donald Verrilli stepping down

3 months agoNews : NY Daily News

The top Justice Department official who defended the president’s health care law at the Supreme Court is leaving his job.

Obama's solicitor general Donald Verrilli is stepping down

3 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Donald B. Verrilli Jr., President Obama’s top courtroom lawyer who defended his healthcare and immigration plans before the Supreme Court, is stepping down at the end of this month. Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch announced his departure and described Verrilli as “a brilliant lawyer, a devoted public...

The Solicitor General Rests

Donald Verrilli, who as the Obama administration’s top litigator won landmark cases on the Affordable Care Act, same-sex marriage, and immigration, will step down this month.

Justice Don Willett's Best Trump-Mocking Tweets

Donald Trump released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court nominees yesterday. The list included none of the usual suspects like former Solicitor General Paul Clement. Indeed, Trump seems to have avoided almost all markers of "establishment" Supreme Court candidates. There is not a Harvard law grad in the......

Are SCOTUS Justices and the Solicitor General Email Pals?

Did Paul D. Clement forward golf tips to Chief Justice Roberts? Has Justice Sotomayor ever sent adorable cat pics to Donald Verrilli? It's unlikely, but if they did, we might soon find out. That's because a journalist from Vice News is currently suing the Department of Justice for access......

Puerto Rico Is Up In Arms Because The Obama Administration Basically Just Called It A Colony

8 months agoNews : Huffington Post

As the federal government's lead lawyer before the Supreme Court, U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli has an important but relatively narrow role: By design, his views are intended to sway the justices and the justices alone. But a brief Verrilli filed last week with the court -- for an under-the-radar case in which the U.S. Show More Summary

Obama asks the Supreme Court to act fast to save his immigration orders

FIVE months ago, the Supreme Court turned back a challenge to the Affordable Care Act that would have scuttled Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement. On November 21st, the president’s solicitor general, Donald Verrilli, asked the Supremes for another favour. Show More Summary

“The Warnings About The Supreme Court’s Dangerous Campaign Finance Ruling Are Now Coming True”

Paul Blumenthal for HuffPo: During courtroom debate over the McCutcheon decision, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli expressed concern that political parties could create joint fundraising committees to allow a single candidate to solicit a $1 million-plus contribution, which could be distributed … Continue reading ?

In Obamacare Rematch, Verrilli Prevails Again

If blockbusters Supreme Court battles ended the way sports championships do, U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli would be soaked in champagne and showered with Gatorade. And Jones Day partner Michael Carvin, the lawyer for the losing plaintiffs, would glumly file back into a hushed locker room.

Donald Verrilli: 'Justice' Includes Access to Health Care

U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. said lawyers on the "fortunate side" of the income gap have an obligation to make legal services more affordable for middle- and low-income Americans.       

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

last yearIndustries / 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

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