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The Court and Violent Video Games

Here’s a contemporary equivalent of the frequent porn screenings that took place in the basement of the Supreme Court in the 60s and 70s: It’s hard to picture Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, a former solicitor general of the United States as well as a former dean of Harvard Law School, hunched over at a […]

“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 ?

Corbyn appoints shadow cabinet amid sexist accusations

Addressing the controversy over women in the shadow cabinet, he said: “You’re living in the 18th century”. The Attorney General is responsible for legal advice given to the Government and oversees the Treasury Solicitor’s Department, the Serious Fraud Office, and the Revenue and Customs Prosecution Office. By contrast, there are 30 Government ministers who are

Citizens United Hires D.C. Lawyer to Help Gain Access to Clinton Emails

The conservative group Citizens United has retained Theodore Olson, the former U.S. solicitor general and his firm Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher to help in its fight to gain quicker access to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's records.

Feds: McDonnell does not deserve continued freedom

The Solicitor General urged Chief Justice John Roberts to reject the former Va. governor’s request for bail while pursuing his high court case.

A Great Legal Job, Or The Greatest Legal Job?

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

A wide-ranging discussion about the post of U.S. Solicitor General, which some consider to be the best legal job in the United States.

U.S. Asks Supreme Court to Review Insider Trading Ruling

The solicitor general asked the court to examine the ruling that tossed out the convictions of two hedge fund managers, Anthony Chiasson and Todd Newman.

Justice Department Drops Case Against Barry Bonds

3 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The prosecution of Bonds for obstruction of justice ended on Tuesday when the Justice Department said the solicitor general would not appeal a reversal of his conviction.

Justice Department Drops Case Against Barry Bonds

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

The prosecution of Bonds for obstruction of justice ended on Tuesday when the Justice Department said the solicitor general would not appeal a reversal of his conviction.

Christian Organizations Are Losing Obamacare Birth Control Mandate Cases Because Lawyers Not Building Strong Defense, Former Solicitor General Ken Starr Says

After a federal appeals court ruled this week that four Christian colleges in Oklahoma and a group of nuns will have to abide by an Obamacare contraception mandate that they say violate their institutions' biblical beliefs, former U.S. Solicitor General Ken Starr explained Thursday that the court loss can be blamed on the organization's lawyers not building strong enough cases.

The Lasting Legacy of Antonin Scalia?

The justice has redefined how the Supreme Court interprets statutes, a former Acting Solicitor General of the United States says.


ELENA KAGAN IN 2009: “THERE IS NO FEDERAL CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.” As Prof. William A. Jacobson writes at his Legal Insurrection blog,  “Then she was a nominee for Solicitor General, now she is an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Then she was bound to follow the law, now she gets […]

The Surprising Hero Of Same-Sex Marriage

3 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Ted Olson was an unlikely ally in the fight against California’s Prop 8. But along with David Boies, the Bush-era Solicitor General pushed the law in today’s direction.

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.

SG’s Latest Brief On Implied FDCA Preemption Under Buckman

On May 26, 2015, the Solicitor General’s office responded to the United States Supreme Court’s Oct. 14, 2014 invitation for the government’s views on the certioraripetition filed in Athena Cosmetics, Inc. v. Allergan, Inc., No. 13-1379. Show More Summary

Copyright on Computer Programs: Solicitor General Argues that APIs are Unquestionably Copyright Eligible

by Dennis Crouch In recent years, much attention has focused on whether the output of computer software engineers is properly the subject of patent rights. Now, however, an important case is pending before the U.S. Supreme Court regarding whether computer programs are protectable under copyright. Show More Summary

Sen. Mike Lee to align with rabidly anti-gay Family Research Council

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

The far-right is determined to make a thing out of Solicitor General Verrilli's relatively unremarkable comments during the recent SCOTUS marriage hearing. To this end, Republican US Senator Mike Lee is aligning his name with the Family Research Council, one...

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

4 months agoIndustries / 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

‘We won!’ Watch Ted Cruz brag about defeating homeless atheist man in court

5 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Thursday bragged that he had defeated a homeless atheist man in court while serving as solicitor general in Texas — a story he enjoys recalling in front of religious audiences. “What I want to talk to you about this morning is… religious liberty,”...

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