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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

3 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

Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Being Considered by Trump for US Solicitor General

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

It appears that one of President-elect Donald Trump's top advisers may see her spouse hired on in one of the top positions in the Justice Department.

Obama's Former Supreme Court Lawyer Says He 'Hated Losing' Big Immigration Case

The lawyer who helped steer the Obama administration through some of its toughest challenges before the Supreme Court has found a new gig. Donald Verrilli, who stepped down in June from his post as U.S. solicitor general, will be returning...Show More Summary

Donald Verrilli, Former Solicitor General, to Join Law Firm

Mr. Verrilli, who argued 37 cases before the Supreme Court for the Obama administration, will open a Washington office for Munger, Tolles & Olson.

Non-Sequiturs: 07.08.16

9 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

9 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

9 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

10 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

10 months agoHealth : LA Times: Health

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

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

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