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    Super Moderator Newmexican's Avatar
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    Solicitor General Verelli is who Holder is recommending - looks like it is more of the same.
    Donald B. Verrilli, Jr.

    U.S. Department of Justice
    Washington, DC 20005
    Appellate and Supreme Court

    U.S. Supreme Court
    District of Columbia
    State of New York

    Cases Argued
    Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank International (2014)
    Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores (2014)
    Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency (2014)
    Harris v. Quinn (2014)

    National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning (2014)
    Bond v. United States (2014)
    McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission (2014)
    Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics(2013)
    United States v. Windsor (2013)
    Hollingsworth v. Perry (2013)
    Shelby County v. Holder (2013)
    City of Arlington, TX v. FCC (2013)
    Clapper v. Amnesty International USA (2013)
    Fisher v. University of Texas (2013)
    Arizona v. United States (2012)


    DONALD B. VERRILLI, JR. is the Solicitor General of the United States. He was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate on June 6, 2011. Verrilli took the oath of office on June 9, 2011.

    He has argued more than a dozen cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, including a variety of cases on behalf of clients in the telecommunications and content industries. He is best known for his 9-0 victory before the Court in 2005 in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd., which he successfully argued that companies that build businesses on the illegal distribution of copyrighted material are liable for copyright infringement. The closely watched case was a landmark in the efforts of motion picture studios and recording companies to defeat illegal piracy of their products.

    Prior to his appointment as Solicitor General, Mr. Verrilli was a partner in the law firm Jenner & Block, where he chaired the firm's Telecommunications Practice and was Co-Chair of its Appellate and Supreme Court Practice. He also concentrated his practice on First Amendment and media litigation. Some of his other Supreme Court cases include Howard Delivery Service, Inc. v. Zurich American Insurance Co., (2006), a bankruptcy case involving priority for unpaid workers compensation premiums. He also successfully argued General Dynamics Land Systems v. Cline, (2004), a case in which the Court ruled that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act does not authorize "reverse discrimination" suits, FCC v. Next Wave Personal Communications, (2003), in which the Court returned to NextWave billions of dollars worth of wireless phone spectrum licenses that the FCC had sought to repossess from NextWave while it was in bankruptcy, and Verizon Communications v. FCC, (2002), the most important case arising out of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. On a pro bono basis, he successfully defended the right to effective counsel in Wiggins v. Smith (2003).

    Mr. Verrilli received his J.D. with honors from Columbia University in 1983, where he was a James Kent Scholar and served as editor-in-chief of the Columbia Law Review. He received his B.A. cum laude with Distinction in History from Yale University in 1979. He clerked for Associate Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., of the United States Supreme Court, and Judge J. Skelly Wright of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

    He was an adjunct professor of constitutional law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he taught First Amendment law, and is a member of the Board of Visitors of the Columbia Law School. In 2004, Mr. Verrilli received The Arthur von Briesen Award from the National Legal Aid and Defender Association for his volunteer contributions to the equal justice community. He was also honored for his contributions to the equal justice community in 2006 with The Equal Justice Award from the Southern Center for Human Rights.

    Mr. Verrilli is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and New York.

    Yale University, B.A. with Distinction in History (1979)
    Columbia University, J.D. with Honors (1983)

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    No Deval Patrick is being named as a possible.
    This Is Who Could Replace Holder As Obama’s Next Attorney General, And You Won’t Like It's highly likely that nomination will be made very soon -- possibly even later today.



    With the news that Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning — planning to step down as soon as President Obama names a successor and moves him through Senate approval — the inevitable speculation begins. Who will be Obama’s pick to fill Holder’s very big shoes — and to provide the kind of political cover and policy support Obama and company will expect and demand?

    One person who has been frequently been suggested is Deval Patrick, currently the Governor of Massachusetts. From NBC News:

    Patrick, who – like Holder – is African-American, is retiring from the governorship after eight years in the job.
    But there could be a slight hiccup with that choice: Massachusetts has a vacancy at lieutenant governor, so there isn’t a natural successor who could replace Patrick if he were picked and confirmed before he leaves office.

    NBC News is also naming another top candidate…someone whose gender and sexual orientation could energize two big segments of the Democrat base the party desperately needs to turn out for the upcoming midterms.

    If Obama decides to replace Holder with a career prosecutor, a top Democratic Hill aide tells NBC News that one possibility would be retiring U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan in Seattle, who has been described as the first openly gay U.S. attorney.

    Breitbart News recently reported that the prosecutor behind the indictment of conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D-Souza could be in the running.

    Preet Bharara, a former staff member to Senator Chuck Schumer, helped lead the Senate Judiciary Committee investigation into the firing of U.S. attorneys by the Bush administration. As the U.S. Attorney for Southern District of New York, he has received glowing press accounts from the media for cracking down on insider trading.

    Another name in the speculative mix: Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. — identified by NPR as “the man behind the defense” of ObamaCare.

    Whoever Obama names to replace the Attorney General who has loyally provided cover and protection for this president, it’s highly likely that nomination will be made very soon — possibly even later today.


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    Don't Worry Americans - This Man is Helping to Choose Eric Holder’s Replacement


    #alsharpton #ericholder 

    Hey Hey what a guy!!!!!

    Sharpton In ‘Conversations’ To Choose Holder Successor

    by Christine Sisto, National Review | published on September 26, 2014

    A Thursday press conference in Washington that was meant to announce a planned civil rights march on Washington DC instead turned into a eulogy for the attorney generalship of Eric Holder.

    The National Urban League, the National Action Network, and the families of Michael Brown and Eric Garner asked for congressional leaders to pass a law requiring police officers to wear body cameras and announced a civil rights march on Washington, scheduled for later in the fall.
    But in the midst of the conference came news that Holder — who has defined himself as an “activist” and repeatedly involved the Department of Justice in high-profile local cases — is resigning. MSNBC host Al Sharpton, the guest of honor, also expressed his fondness for Holder.
    Read the full article:

    Read more at 1776 Coalition:

    Hello any one out there????

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