How Donald Verrilli Confronted Questions About Presidential Comments

, The National Law Journal


Donald Verrilli Jr., the former U.S. solicitor general, was twice confronted by the justices over how presidential statements affected the government's litigation positions. What about President Donald Trump's comments on his travel-ban orders? The challengers have made "a reasonably strong" case that Trump's tweets and comments are legally fair game, Verrilli says.

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  • Ashland

    If the Court would use the 9th Circuit approach of not engaging on the constitutional issue, the problem of presidential comments largely disappears.

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