During 1973's "Saturday Night Massacre," firing the independent prosecutor fell on the solicitor general.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee for solicitor general. The vote was 50-47 for Noel Francisco, a former clerk to the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Francisco has served as the principal...Show More Summary
Kansas Solicitor General Stephen McAllister, who is one of President Donald Trump’s U.S. attorney nominees, once cited the infamous Dred Scott v. Sanford ruling used to defend slavery as a precedent in an anti-late term abortion case, Mother Jones reports. Upon investigating President Donald...
Sen. Ted Cruz, a family-values politician, was once involved in a court case involving a state ban of sex toys. Cruz, then Texas’ solicitor general, argued that there is “no substantive due process right to stimulate one’s genitals for non-medical purposes.” Monday night, Cruz’s official Twitter account liked a tweet featuring a hardcore porn video. Show More Summary
The game of musical chairs is nearing its end.
Walter Dellinger, former assistant attorney general and acting solicitor general, talks with Rachel Maddow about some of the excuses the Donald Trump team is trying out in search of a pretext for firing Robert Mueller as special counsel.
Walter Dellinger, former assistant attorney general and acting solicitor general, talks with Rachel Maddow about some of the excuses the Donald Trump team is...
A game of musical chairs -- lots of movement into and out of the office.
Walter Dellinger, former U.S. solicitor general, talks with Rachel Maddow about a lawsuit filed against Donald Trump for his role in the public sharing of...
Wasting no time, the Attorney General of the State of Hawaii has challenged Trump’s cruel and rigid guidance on family relationships implementing the 90-day Muslim travel ban. Hawaii, joined by former Solicitor General, current partner at Hogan… Read The post Wasting No Time, Hawaii Challenges Trump’s Travel Ban Rules appeared first on Towleroad.
The former acting solicitor general said that the Republican blockade against the onetime Supreme Court nominee represented a breakdown of checks and balances.
Neal Katyal, former acting solicitor general, talks with Rachel Maddow about why the Supreme Court's response to the case against Donald Trump's Muslim is...
(Paul Mirengoff) “Special counsel” Robert Mueller has hired another liberal Democrat to his expanding team. He has added Elizabeth Prelogar, who serves in the Office of the Solicitor General. Prelogar’s credentials are impressive, but do not appear to include prosecution or investigative experience. Show More Summary
Robert Mueller has added a former U.S. Supreme Court clerk who speaks Russian to his team investigating the Trump campaign’s possible ties to the Kremlin. Elizabeth Prelogar, an assistant to the solicitor general, is assisting deputy solicitor general Michael Dreeben in his part-time role on...
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
The state of Vermont argues the state's employees should have their private email accounts shielded from public records laws. The state Solicitor General Ben Battles says accepting state employment should … Click to Continue »
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