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The Man Who Could Be Tasked With Firing Mueller

If Trump fires Rod Rosenstein, Solicitor General Noel Francisco would oversee the Russia investigation.

Mueller still vulnerable to Trump, Republican smears, sabotage

Neal Katyal, former acting solicitor general who wrote the special counsel rules, talks with Joy Reid about the vulnerabilities of the special counsel to...

DC Solicitor General, DOJ Vet Heads to Reed Smith

Todd Kim's hire comes amid a leadership change for Reed Smith's Washington outpost, and plans to grow the 75-lawyer office.       

Kagan Questions US Solicitor's Absence in Labor Case

Justice Elena Kagan questioned the absence of the U.S. solicitor general "in a case in which one would expect the government to be here." The Labor Department is revisiting the rule at issue in the case.       

Supreme Court Appears Divided Over Aggressive Ohio Voter Purge Process

last monthNews : Huffington Post

The Ohio solicitor general faced sharp questions from Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor over the process.

Sotomayor Confronts DOJ's Noel Francisco About Switched-Up Position in Ohio Voter Case

"Seems quite unusual that your office would change its position so dramatically," Justice Sotomayor told Noel Francisco, the U.S. solicitor general, about the Justice Department's abandonment of earlier litigation positions.       

Weak Manafort lawsuit to pull plug on Mueller could backfire

Neal Katyal, former acting U.S. solicitor general, who helped write the special counsel regulations that are the subject of a new lawsuit by Paul Manafort...

Clinton nemesis Ken Starr calls for bipartisan commission to investigate Russia election meddling

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Ken Starr, the former solicitor general who served as independent counsel during the investigation of former President Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky, wrote in an op-ed that the solution to accusations of partisanship against special counsel Robert Mueller could lie in a...

Opinion: Fischbach can't be lt. gov. and state senator

The Minnesota attorney general's office says state Senate President Michelle Fischbach cannot legally keep her Senate seat when she becomes lieutenant governor. Solicitor General Alan Gilbert issued an opinion Thursday … Click to Continue »

Kansas professor confirmed as state's new US attorney

The state's solicitor general will become Kansas' top federal prosecutor. The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously confirmed Stephen McAllister's nomination to be U.S. Attorney in Kansas. McAllister, a University of … Click to Continue »

RSVP Now! SCOTUS Clerks and Diversity: A Conversation With Tony Mauro and Neal Katyal

Join National Law Journal Supreme Court correspondent Tony Mauro and former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal for a conference call at 3 ET on Thursday, Dec. 14, to discuss new demographic research on Supreme Court law clerks.   ...

The Latest: Texas argues its voter ID law is fixed

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on federal appeals court arguments over Texas' modified voter ID law (all times local): 11:22 a.m. The Texas solicitor general has told federal appeals court judges in New Orleans that the state has fixed...Show More Summary

Kirkland's Clement Leads Archdiocese Lawsuit Against DC Transit Over Christmas Ads

The former solicitor general represents the Washington Archdiocese in the First Amendment lawsuit.       

Munger Tolles Makes Another Key Hire From Solicitor General's Office

Elaine Goldenberg, who joins former SG Donald Verrilli Jr. at Munger, is the fifth female assistant to leave the office for private practice this year. That sends a fresh infusion of women advocates into law firms but diminishes gender parity in the SG's office.       

DOJ Asks SCOTUS to Discipline ACLU Attorneys in Immigrant Abortion Case

The Solicitor General filed a petition with the high court Friday to vacate the D.C. Circuit's en banc decision that allowed the teen to get her abortion last month.       

Gibson Dunn Snags Saharsky From Solicitor General's Office

Nicole Saharsky, who has argued 29 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court as an assistant to the U.S. solicitor general, is joining Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher as a partner and co-chair of the firm's appellate and constitutional law practice group.       

Topsy-Turvy at Main Justice

In late fall 2012, Joseph Palmore, then an assistant to the U.S. solicitor general, stood at the lectern in the U.S. Supreme Court fully prepared to argue about appropriate remedies in an employee-retirement dispute not on many radars as a must-watch case. He neither expected nor prepared for an annoyed Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.       

Noel Francisco's SG Debut Set for Tricky Voter Case

It's tradition for solicitors general to argue the government's most important case each cycle. In November that's a challenge to Ohio's voter purge rules.       

Morning Docket: 10.27.17

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

It looks like Department of Justice will try to have his cake and eat it too. The DOJ is sending Solicitor General Noel Francisco to argue on behalf of the religious freedom of bakers to discriminate against gay people while the government simultaneously argues how imperative it is to keep Muslims out of America. Show More Summary

DOJ's Noel Francisco Will Argue Against Gay Couple in Supreme Court Cake Case

U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco will make the government's arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court in December in support of a Colorado baker who refused on religious grounds to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.       

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