Tag Archives: Office of the Solicitor General

Flap over the SG’s Briefs (Indian Country Implications? Nah.)

Here, from SCOTUSblog is a description of the issue: In a ruling that the Justice Department is seeking to delay while it appeals, a federal judge has concluded that the federal government’s lawyers in the Supreme Court may have misled … Continue reading

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Yale Law Journal Comment on the OSG’s Certiorari Decisionmaking

Here.

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Commentary on Supreme Court’s Denial of Oneida Land Claims Petitions

Two things immediately spring to mind on the denial of the Oneida land claims petitions. The first is that the federal government’s persuasive oomph (with the OSG as the so-called “Tenth Justice”) loses a ton of force when siding with … Continue reading

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SCOTUSBlog: Former SGs and the Supreme Court Bar

From SCOTUSBlog: Former SCOTUSblog intern Matthew Sundquist discusses the effects that former Solicitors General have had on the development of a specialized Supreme Court bar. Until recently, Matt Sundquist was a Fulbright Scholar in Argentina.  He is  a graduate of … Continue reading

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New Papers about the Solicitor General

How fortuitous that my paper on the Solicitor General’s strange lack of success defending tribal interests before the Supreme Court becomes available the same day Patricia Millett’s paper on stategies for obtaining amicus help from the Solicitor General’s Office goes … Continue reading

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