Activists say David Frederick's work for Royal Dutch Shell should disqualify him from being the next administration's lead attorney for Supreme Court cases.
Miguel Estrada said he'd "never accept a job that requires Senate confirmation."
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.
A bipartisan group of solicitors general lavished praise on President Obama's Supreme Court pick.
Somehow, despite cutting public schools and the UW system, borrowing to fund transportation, and decimating the Department of Natural Resources, the GOP found a way to fund a new and largely unaccountable Solicitor General with several new deputies, charged with using taxpayer money to fight ideological battles in court.
The partisan bickering over when to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia must not be allowed to jeopardize the work of the Supreme Court. Those signing below are distinguished law professors, practitioners and even judges.
During the course of arguing before the United States Supreme Court and urging the Court to rule that Michael should remain in prison, Justice Anthony Kennedy asked Mr. Cruz: "Is there some rule that you can't confess error in your state?"
Commonwealth officials are not happy about a legal brief the U.S. filed in a little-noticed Supreme Court case.
The two states can't show a "direct injury" that requires the Supreme Court to get involved in the case, the U.S. solicitor general argued.