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Obama asks the Supreme Court to act fast to save his immigration orders

FIVE months ago, the Supreme Court turned back a challenge to the Affordable Care Act that would have scuttled Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement. On November 21st, the president’s solicitor general, Donald Verrilli, asked the Supremes for another favour. Show More Summary

Solicitor General Asks SCOTUS To Rescue Obama’s Immigration Plan

This plan was introduced one year ago, and now the Obama administration is asking for SCOTUS intervention to implement it.

Writing Advice From the Solicitor General's Style Guide

If you're one of those "good enough" legal practitioners, this piece will make you squirm in your seat. Lawyers must be a dry bunch overall, however, because the The Solicitor General's Style Guide: Second Ed. just took Amazon's #1 new release in legal writing. This admittedly handy little tool......

Life Tech v. Promega: Inducing with Yourself

In Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp., the Supreme Court has asked for the views of the Solicitor General — greatly raising the likelihood that the high court will take the case.  The kicker will be how the US Gov’t responds. The case centers around Life Technologies’ international sales of genetic testing kits.  A portion of the kit included Taq polymerase that […]

10th Circuit Welcomes New Chief Judge, Timothy Tymkovich

Timothy Tymkovich became the new Chief Judge of the Tenth Circuit last week, replacing Judge Mary Beck Briscoe, whose five year term as chief ended in September. As a judge and former Colorado solicitor general, Tymkovich has been involved in a number of notable cases, dealing with everything from......

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?

4 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

4 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

4 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

5 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

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