» Petitions of the week
14/08/19 11:00 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address, among other things,  the availability of joint and several forfeiture under 18 U.S.C. § 981(a)(1)(C), whether the Lanham Act prohibits registering as a trade...

» SCOTUS spotlight: Paul Smith on oral advocacy
12/08/19 09:00 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
This week at SCOTUStalk, Amy Howe of Howe on the Court begins a four-part series interviewing Supreme Court advocates. In this episode, Paul Smith discusses his notable career arguing 21 cases before the court. Smith is a professor at Ge...

» Response of Michael Dreeben to tributes upon his leaving the Office of the Solicitor General
08/08/19 15:13 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
Michael Dreeben served in the Office of the Solicitor General from 1988 until 2019 and has argued over 100 cases before the Supreme Court. The chance to serve in the Office of the Solicitor General is the professional honor of a lifetime...

» Michael Dreeben: A true public servant
02/08/19 15:48 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
Donald Verrilli is a partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson. He served as Solicitor General of the United States from 2011 to 2016. If I had to choose one word to sum up Michael Dreeben, that word would be devotion. Devotion to the craft ...

» A toast to Michael Dreeben
02/08/19 10:30 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
Leondra Kruger is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California. She served in the Office of the Solicitor General of the United States from 2007 to 2013. When I worked at the Department of Justice, it was pretty common to hear...

» Learning about error from Michael Dreeben
01/08/19 15:30 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
Michael Dreeben, an advocate who basically never makes an error, is the one who taught me all about them. For decades, his work has embodied the heart and soul of what the Office of the Solicitor General has historically always been abou...

» Michael Dreeben: Smart aleck and practical jokester
01/08/19 10:40 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
Nicole Saharsky is co-head of Mayer Brown’s Supreme Court & Appellate Practice. She served for 10 years as an Assistant to the Solicitor General in the U.S. Department of Justice. Look, I know I’m supposed to tell you about how...

» In appreciation: Michael Dreeben
31/07/19 15:09 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
Seth Waxman is a partner at WilmerHale. He served as Solicitor General of the United States from 1997 to 2001. No one who’s heard Michael Dreeben deliver an oral argument can fail to be impressed by his mastery of the art. There’s no hyp...

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