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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 | Politics

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

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

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics

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

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.

Attention Solicitor General: Two More Powerful Arguments Against King v Burwell

Paul Abrams | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Much has been made recently about, shall we say kindly, the "unusual" plaintiffs. But, even if plaintiffs were not so "unusual", and they would indeed be subject to penalties, their claims of economic damages fail on their face.

The Broad Implications of the Obama Administration's Narrow Prop 8 Brief: Part 1

Jacob Combs | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jacob Combs

While Solicitor General Verrilli's brief stopped short of a sweeping call for a constitutional right to marriage equality across the nation, the argument it does make is both judicious and full of dramatic implications.

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...

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.

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...

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: ___...

Supreme Court Waits in the Wings as Appeals Court Considers the Constitution, Voting Rights, Race and Criminal Justice

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

Serious questions about racial discrimination in our criminal justice system, laws that deny the vote to those who have been convicted in this system,...

Elena Kagan Stepping Aside As Solicitor General During Confirmation Process

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is stepping aside as solicitor general during her confirmation process. Kagan wrote a letter to ...

Obama Interviews Elena Kagan For Supreme Court Nominee

Newsweek | By Daniel Klaidman and Ben Adler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEWSWEEK has learned that President Obama interviewed Solicitor General Elena Kagan at the White House on Friday for the open seat on the Supreme Cour...

Kagan is No Lady Gaga of Law

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Maybe Kagan is no Lady Gaga when it comes to fashion. But for most Americans, the way Kagan outfits herself is just fine. What's in her mind and her heart are far more important than what's on her back, neck, or her ring finger.

Elena Kagan Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings To Begin June 28

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman moved quickly Wednesday to advance Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan down a so-far smooth r...

McConnell Knocks Kagan For Arguing Against Citizens United

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate's top Republican is criticizing Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan for backing limits on the ability of corporations and ...

Weekly Pulse: SCOTUS Nominee Kagan a Cipher on Choice

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger On Monday, President Barack Obama nominated solicitor general Elena Kagan to replace retiring Justice ...

Sam Stein

Democratic War Room Unleashed For Kagan Nomination | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the hours following the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, the predominant feature of the debate has been the swift, campaign-like ope...

Elena Kagan Tapped For Supreme Court (VIDEO)

AP/Huffington Post | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, declaring she would demonstrate the same ...

Obama Administration and DNA

Rob Warden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Warden

Will the Obama Administration stick with the Bush Administration's opposition to DNA testing that could set a man free?

Obama's Solicitor General: Kathleen Sullivan?

ABA Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***Check Back For Updates*** A recent article in the ABA journal said that Kathleen Sullivan may be on the short list for Obama's Solicitor General A...