Tag Archives: Solicitor General

Donald Verrilli Headlines the Sixth Circuit Practice Institute

Solicitor General Donald Verrilli discussed the history and purpose of the Solicitor General’s office in the keynote address at Tuesday’s Sixth Circuit Practice Institute.  He explained that the commonly-held idea that he is representing the United States as an abstraction is misguided.  With every important issue, the Solicitor General reaches out to agencies and executive … Continue Reading

Supreme Court Calls for Solicitor General’s Views on Sixth Circuit Case

Yesterday, the Supreme Court called for the Solicitor General’s views on a cert petition involving a Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act question from the Sixth Circuit.  We previously reported on the decision DRFP, LLC v. The Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela in which the Sixth Circuit wrestled with questions concerning the federal court’s jurisdiction over foreign nations … Continue Reading