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Donald Verrilli

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

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
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 | Politics
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 | Politics

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 | Politics

(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 | Politics

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 | Politics
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 | Politics

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 04.27.2013 | Gay Voices
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).

Ginsburg Weighs Opera Lessons

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO — It turns out lawyers and opera singers have more in common than booming voices and a love of melodrama. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ba...

Patrick Svitek

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

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 | Politics

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 gener...

The Anti-Obama Court

Adam Winkler | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics
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 | Politics

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 | Politics

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 | Politics
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 | Politics

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...

Supreme Court Lawyers Arguing Health Care In Front Of Justices

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics

-- The lawyers arguing Wednesday at the Supreme Court over President Barack Obama's health care law: ___...

Meet The Man Arguing Health Care Case For Obama

AP | By PETE YOST | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 16 appearances before the Supreme Court, Donald Verrilli has advocated for the rights of death row inmates and has successfully argue...

Mike Sacks

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

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 | Politics

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...