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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?

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

last monthNews : 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

last monthSports / 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

2 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

3 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

3 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

3 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,”...

Morning Docket: 05.05.15

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

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

Turning State Against Church: The Meaning of the Coming Fight Over Religious Tax Exemptions

Those who may not be familiar with the law surrounding tax exemptions may not be aware of the true implications of the solicitor general’s statement yesterday that “it’s going to be an issue” whether religious organizations can maintain their tax exemption if they maintain their opposition to gay marriage. Show More Summary

-Supreme Court Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage: Religious Liberty- “It is Going to Be an Issue”

The US Solicitor General Donald Verrili admitted that religious liberty was “going to be an issue” in response to questioning by justices of the Supreme Court. This observation followed the arguments he gave on behalf of the Obama administration favoring same-sex marriage. The answers given by the Solicitor General are particularly troubling because of the […]

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