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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

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.       

Trump Administration Asks To Argue On Behalf Of Anti-Gay Baker Before The Supreme Court

4 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

The Solicitor General himself will be given time to make the case for bigotry.

Solicitor General's View on USERRA Abrogation

As I mentioned recently, the Supreme Court had requested the Solicitor General's view on whether the abrogation of state sovereign immunity under USERRA was valid. The SG's office just submitted its brief, recommending the denial of cert. There are reasonable...

Ex-Clinton prosecutor Ken Starr expects charges in Russia probe: ‘There will, in fact, be indictments’

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The former independent counsel who prompted the impeachment of President Bill Clinton forecast criminal indictments in the Trump-Russia probe. Former U.S. solicitor general Ken Starr told CNN’s Michael Smerconish that he believes multiple associates of President Donald Trump would be indicted...

PRESIDENT TRUMP NOMINATES TEXAS SUPREME COURT JUSTICE DON WILLETT to 5th Circuit. Also former Texas…

PRESIDENT TRUMP NOMINATES TEXAS SUPREME COURT JUSTICE DON WILLETT to 5th Circuit. Also former Texas Solicitor General James Ho. “Willett often praises his mother, who supported the family by waiting tables at a truck stop after his father died when Willett was 6 years old. The widow waited tables at a truck struck. Willett graduated […]

Trump's New Solicitor General Could Fire Russia Investigator Robert Mueller

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

During 1973's "Saturday Night Massacre," firing the independent prosecutor fell on the solicitor general.

Senate confirms Trump pick for 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

Trump’s fed attorney pick once cited infamous pro-slavery ‘Dred Scott’ case as anti-abortion precedent

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

Ted Cruz’s Official Twitter Account Briefly Liked a Porn Tweet

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

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

Trump Team Grasping to Undercut Mueller Probe

4 months agoNews : The Newsroom

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.

Trump team grasping for ways to undercut Mueller Russia probe

Walter Dellinger, former assistant attorney general and acting solicitor general, talks with Rachel Maddow about some of the excuses the Donald Trump team is...

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