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Obama's Former Supreme Court Lawyer Says He 'Hated Losing' Big Immigration Case

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 09.29.2016 | Home

The lawyer who helped steer the Obama administration through some of its toughest challenges before the Supreme Court has found a new gig. Donald Verr...

Obama's Supreme Court Lawyer 'Can't Imagine' The Justices Would Back A Muslim Ban

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 06.17.2016 | Home

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 t...

Lawyer Who Helped Save Obamacare And Win Marriage Equality Is Stepping Down

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 06.02.2016 | Home

Donald Verrilli, the administration lawyer whom President Barack Obama picked five years ago to serve as the nation's top advocate before the Supreme ...

U.S. v. Texas: How the Supreme Court Got Tangled in Immigration Law

Laura Murray-Tjan | Posted 05.16.2016 | Home
Laura Murray-Tjan

Something is wrong when Supreme Court Justices wrestle this way with legal concepts. The problem is clearly not they. The law, regulations, and policies are the problem, as is the inertia that keeps them that way.

Puerto Rico Is Up In Arms Because The Obama Administration Basically Just Called It A Colony

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.31.2015 | Home

As the federal government's lead lawyer before the Supreme Court, U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli has an important but relatively narrow role: ...

Feds Want Nebraska, Oklahoma To Quit Harshing Colorado's Mellow

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.17.2015 | Home

The federal government has asked the Supreme Court to stay out of a controversial lawsuit the states of Nebraska and Oklahoma filed last year challeng...

Friday Talking Points -- Obamacare Fails to Kill Jobs, Once Again

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.06.2015 | Home
Chris Weigant

Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. is this week's Most Impressive Democrat of the Week award-winner, for doing a much better job arguing the case for President Obama's interpretation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act before the Supreme Court than he did the last time around.

Five Takeaways From the King v. Burwell Arguments

Jamin Raskin | Posted 05.04.2015 | Home
Jamin Raskin

5. This argument makes clear how important it is to have the right Justices on the Supreme Court. It's not just for the big-forest constitutional questions but for the in-the-trees statutory questions where a lot of our law is made, and where all of us have a very important stake.

Brooklyn Prosecutor Emerges As A Top Candidate For Attorney General

Reuters | Posted 12.27.2014 | Home

By Aruna Viswanatha and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Loretta Lynch, the head federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, is emergi...

Here Are The Two Leading Candidates To Be The Next U.S. Attorney General

Reuters | Posted 12.14.2014 | Home

(Updates with names of leading candidates) By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Oct 14 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is un...

Supreme Court Steps Into Battle Between Religious Rights And Reproductive Rights

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2014 | Home

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, March 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday considers whether business owners can object on ...

Supreme Court Mulls Axing Campaign Donation Limits in 'McCutcheon' Case

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
The Center for Public Integrity

Before the U.S. Supreme Court today, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. vigorously defended the current overall cap on political contributions as a tool that helps prevent corruption and the appearance of corruption.

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Administration To Supreme Court: Prop. 8 Is Unconstitutional | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.28.2013 | Home

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration urged the Supreme Court on Thursday to strike down California's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, s...

DOJ's Brief for Equality

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Richard J. Rosendall

The new media were ablaze on the evening of February 22 after U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli filed a brief in United States v. Windsor asking the Supreme Court to overturn Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Patrick Svitek

Solicitor General: 'I'm OK' With Criticism Of My Performance | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.11.2012 | Home

Solicitor General Donald Verrilli said Wednesday, in his first comments about the Supreme Court's health care ruling since the decision was made, that...

Sweet Vindication For Solicitor General Who Argued Health Care Case | Posted 06.30.2012 | Home

The first call President Obama made after learning that the Supreme Court had upheld his health care law on Thursday was to thank his solicitor genera...

The Anti-Obama Court

Adam Winkler | Posted 08.22.2012 | Home
Adam Winkler

Studies show that, in the past, the solicitor general wins most of his cases. When he is a party to a Supreme Court case, the solicitor general wins nearly 70 percent of the time. This term that number looks to flip.

Mike Sacks

Arizona's Controversial Immigration Law Arriving At Supreme Court This Week | Mike Sacks | Posted 04.22.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the federal government's challenge to the Grand Canyon state's contro...

GOP Doctors High Court Audio In Attack Ad

Bloomberg | Jule Hirschfeld Davis and Greg Stohr | Posted 03.29.2012 | Home

A Republican Party Web-based advertisement uses altered audio from U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments to attack President Barack Obama's health-care la...

Cry the Beloved Country: Why the Supreme Court Should Leave Obamacare Alone

David Paul | Posted 05.29.2012 | Home
David Paul

Lost in the arguments of conservatives and right-wing activists was the fact that the individual mandate -- the essential element that would bring tyranny to our homes -- was initially raised as the preferred strategy for health care reform by the right.

White House Defends ' Worst Supreme Court Argument of All Time' | JONATHAN ALLEN | 3/28/12 9:25 AM EDT | Posted 03.28.2012 | Home

The White House is coming to the defense of Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, whose efforts to defend the president’s health care law Tuesday are u...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Fusses Over Indecent TV | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON -- "There's a bare buttock there, and there's a bare buttock here," said Seth Waxman, pointing up to the historical and mythical figures th...

Mike Sacks

Passports Bring Israel-Palestine Conflict To The Supreme Court | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.07.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court had a taste of Middle East conflict on Monday morning, when the justices were urged to settle a spat over the status o...