Solicitor General Donald Verrilli has been at the forefront of many of the country's hottest legal disputes.
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.
Commonwealth officials are not happy about a legal brief the U.S. filed in a little-noticed Supreme Court case.