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Munger Tolles Makes Another Key Hire From Solicitor General's Office

Elaine Goldenberg, who joins former SG Donald Verrilli Jr. at Munger, is the fifth female assistant to leave the office for private practice this year. That sends a fresh infusion of women advocates into law firms but diminishes gender parity in the SG's office.       

Senate confirms Trump pick for solicitor general

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee for solicitor general. The vote was 50-47 for Noel Francisco, a former clerk to the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Francisco has served as the principal...Show More Summary

Trump’s fed attorney pick once cited infamous pro-slavery ‘Dred Scott’ case as anti-abortion precedent

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Kansas Solicitor General Stephen McAllister, who is one of President Donald Trump’s U.S. attorney nominees, once cited the infamous Dred Scott v. Sanford ruling used to defend slavery as a precedent in an anti-late term abortion case, Mother Jones reports. Upon investigating President Donald...

Trump Team Grasping to Undercut Mueller Probe

5 months agoNews : The Newsroom

Walter Dellinger, former assistant attorney general and acting solicitor general, talks with Rachel Maddow about some of the excuses the Donald Trump team is trying out in search of a pretext for firing Robert Mueller as special counsel.

Trump team grasping for ways to undercut Mueller Russia probe

Walter Dellinger, former assistant attorney general and acting solicitor general, talks with Rachel Maddow about some of the excuses the Donald Trump team is...

Trump role in publishing hacked material draws lawsuit

Walter Dellinger, former U.S. solicitor general, talks with Rachel Maddow about a lawsuit filed against Donald Trump for his role in the public sharing of...

Supreme Court keeps block on key parts of Trump Muslim ban

Neal Katyal, former acting solicitor general, talks with Rachel Maddow about why the Supreme Court's response to the case against Donald Trump's Muslim is...

Watergate’s Ken Starr: Firing Mueller would be an insult to the Founding Fathers

So what’s the view of Kenneth W. Starr, the former U.S. solicitor general who served as independent counsel in the Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky investigation, about President Donald Trump being under investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Where does he think the evidence stands? What would he advise Trump to do. He wrote an op-ed [...]Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 06.14.17

6 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

The Supreme Court has granted Acting Solicitor General Jeff Wall more time to file papers in order to respond to the recent Ninth Circuit decision upholding a lower court decision which blocked President Donald Trump's travel ban. This...Show More Summary

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Talk2Action: New research suggests people avoid hearing opposing political viewpoints out of a fear of cognitive dissonance. Lawfare: New tweets from Donald Trump suggest his Solicitor General may been in for tough time during the Supreme...Show More Summary

Trump ranting corrodes executive credibility

Neal Katyal, former acting U.S. solicitor general, talks about how Donald Trump's online ranting has undercut his lawyers' legal defense of his Muslim ban,...

Ex-Solicitor General: Trump’s travel ban tweets are ‘presidential proclamations’ that ‘sabotage’ his case

6 months agoNews : The Raw Story

According to a Politico report, former Acting Solicitor General Walter Dellinger said President Donald Trump’s tweets calling his executive orders “travel bans” raises questions about the president’s motives and makes the job of Justice Department lawyers defending the...

With Every Tweet, Trump Turns His DOJ Into More of a Mockery

If you want to feel sorry for someone today, feel sorry for Jeffrey Wall, Donald Trump’s acting solicitor general, who has gamely defended the president’s “temporary vetting”—or as the president continues to call it, the “watered down...Show More Summary

Libertarian Legal Scholars Reject Trump Judicial Nominee's Views on 14th Amendment

7 months agoNews : Reason

One of President Donald Trump's federal court nominees favors an interpretation of the 14th Amendment that libertarian legal scholars have roundly rejected. Kevin Newsom, the former Alabama solicitor general recently nominated by President Trump to the U.S. Show More Summary

Can the Trump-Russia special counsel be undermined by Trump?

Neal Katyal, former US acting solicitor general who helped draft the special counsel regulations, talks with Rachel Maddow about the ways in which Donald...

The Fourth Circuit Examines Trump’s Travel-Ban Motives

7 months agoNews : Close Read

On Monday, in Richmond, Virginia, before a thirteen-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the deputy Solicitor General, Jeffrey Wall, was defending President Donald Trump’s motives with regard to the Administration’s latest...Show More Summary

Donald Trump and the Chamber of Secrets

On Tuesday night, Donald Trump announced he had selected Noel J. Francisco to serve as solicitor general. Presuming the Senate confirms Francisco, he will serve as the government’s chief advocate before the Supreme Court and will help to steer the course of federal litigation. Show More Summary

Trump travel ban personal for young lawyer who led fight

Washington state Solicitor General Noah Purcell has argued before packed courtrooms, but those crowds paled in comparison to the millions who heard him argue against President Donald Trump's travel ban … Click to Continue »

Ex-solicitor general outlines the biggest question regarding the Trump travel ban case

A former US solicitor general said this week that what will be key to whether President Donald Trump is victorious defending his immigration moratorium in the court system is whether the executive order is interpreted solely based on...Show More Summary

Kellyanne Conway's Husband Could Become Donald Trump's Top Supreme Court Lawyer

11 months agoNews : Huffington Post

George Conway, the husband of Donald Trump’s top adviser Kellyanne Conway, is reportedly being considered for the post of U.S. solicitor general, the federal government’s lead lawyer before the Supreme Court. CNN also reported that George Conway would accept the job if selected for the post, and that Sen. Show More Summary

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