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This morning, as I was perusing next month’s hearing list, I noticed a name I wasn’t familiar with: Roy W. McLeese. It isn’t unusual to see an unfamiliar name, but it is rare to see that that name listed as Acting Deputy Solicitor General. When I first read the listing, I was shocked because the [...]

As Elena Kagan’s debut before the Supreme Court grows closer, I’ve been thinking about how her past experiences will influence her performance as Solicitor General. The fact that I’m reading Between Law & Politics, Richard Pacelle’s fascinating look into the world of the Solicitor General, didn’t hurt either. Before I go any further, I should [...]

I compiled the SG’s win-loss record during OT08 in four different scenarios: When it took part in a case as Petitioner, when it took part as Respondent, when it joined and argued a case in support of the petitioner, and when it joined and argued a case in support of the respondent. You can find [...]



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