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The man who represented the Reagan administration 25 times at the Supreme Court has issued a stinging rebuke of Donald Trump in an exclusive to Slate. Charles Fried, who served as solicitor general from 1985-1989 and now teaches constitutional...Show More Summary
SCOTUSblog reports.MORE: This is a 4-3 decision, not a mere affirmance by an evenly divided Court. The odd number of Justices is due to Kagan's recusal. (She worked on the case when she was Solicitor General.)According to SCOTUSblog,...Show More Summary
The no-change decision in Cuozzo was the biggest immediate patent law news from June 20, 2016. However, two other actions by the court that day may end up having a greater long term impact. Namely, that same day the court called for the views of the US Solicitor General (CVSG) in both Impression Products v. Lexmark and Sandoz v. Amgen. […]
The Obama administration's top lawyer before the Supreme Court didn't sound too worried about what the justices might do if a future president tried to ban Muslims from entering the country. U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli told...Show More Summary
The Obama administration’s solicitor general, Donald B. Verrilli Jr., is exiting after 37 Supreme Court arguments on divisive issues from health care to gay marriage.
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The Solicitor General of the United States is often referred to as the 10th Justice (the Supreme Court is made up of 9 justices -- 8 associates and a Chief Justice) because the federal government's representative before the Court argues...Show More Summary
Few faces are more familiar in the Supreme Court than Donald Verrilli's. As solicitor general, he's argued more cases before the Court over the last five years than any other attorney. And those included a large amount of landmark victories, from defending Obamacare to winning constitutional protections for same-sex......
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Solicitor General Don Verrilli announced on Thursday that he is stepping down after five extraordinarily successful years in the prestigious position. Verrilli’s departure is melancholy for pretty much everyone who cares about the Supreme...Show More Summary
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Mr. Verrilli successfully argued the Obama administration’s position on the Affordable Care Act and same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court.
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US Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, who represented the Obama administration in many landmark cases before the Supreme Court, is stepping down from his position, the White House said Thursday. Verrilli is most known for representing...Show More Summary
The top Justice Department official who defended the president’s health care law at the Supreme Court is leaving his job.
Donald B. Verrilli Jr., President Obama’s top courtroom lawyer who defended his healthcare and immigration plans before the Supreme Court, is stepping down at the end of this month. Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch announced his departure and described Verrilli as “a brilliant lawyer, a devoted public...
Donald Verrilli, who as the Obama administration’s top litigator won landmark cases on the Affordable Care Act, same-sex marriage, and immigration, will step down this month.
Donald Trump released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court nominees yesterday. The list included none of the usual suspects like former Solicitor General Paul Clement. Indeed, Trump seems to have avoided almost all markers of "establishment" Supreme Court candidates. There is not a Harvard law grad in the......