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
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
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
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,...
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...
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
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
Neal Katyal, former US acting solicitor general who helped draft the special counsel regulations, talks with Rachel Maddow about the ways in which Donald...
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
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
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 »
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
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
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.
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
Mr. Verrilli, who argued 37 cases before the Supreme Court for the Obama administration, will open a Washington office for Munger, Tolles & Olson.
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
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
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
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.