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New York City Bar Association to host webinar on CVSGs with Neal Katyal

On Tuesday, May 4, at 6 p.m. EDT, the patents committee of the New York City Bar Association will host a webinar with Neal Katyal, former acting solicitor general of the United States, discussing how the views of the solicitor general’s office can influence the Supreme Court’s decisions. The solicitor general is often called the “10th justice” of the Supreme Court because the court, which seldom asks for anyone else’s opinion, will solicit the opinion of the executive branch in many cases,even ...
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Trump’s In ‘Serious Trouble’ After New Legal Filings, Ex-DOJ Official Says

Former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal says Trump is facing a different kind of legal threat now.
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Trump Facing ‘Criminal Exposure’: Ex-DOJ Official Says Subpoenas Likely Next

Former acting solicitor general Neal Katyal breaks down the reported grand jury investigations into the ex-president.
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Trump’s legal positions will test Biden’s acting solicitor general

“We didn’t change position in a single case. Not one.” That was the determination of Neal Katyal when he took the helm of the Office of the Solicitor General on the first days of President Barack Obama’s administration in 2009. The solicitor general’s office is... The post Trump’s legal positions will test Biden’s acting solicitor general appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Law, Barack Obama, Biden, Trump, Neal Katyal, What's Happening Now, Office of the Solicitor General

Democratic lawmakers call for Trump to be impeached for pressuring Georgia's Secretary of State to 'find' enough votes to overturn the election

U.S. President Donald Trump attends a campaign rally for Republican U.S. senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, ahead of their January runoff elections to determine control of the U.S. Senate, in Valdosta, Georgia, U.S., December 5, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Democratic lawmakers are calling for President Trump to be impeached after he asked Georgia's secretary of state to 'find' extra votes to declare him the election winner in the state. A leaked hour-long recording of the call was ...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, United States, House Of Representatives, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump

Trump is heard on audiotape pressuring Georgia secretary of state to 'find' votes to overturn Biden's win

Neal Katyal, acting solicitor general during the Obama administration, said the Trump call "demonstrates an impeachable, perhaps criminal, offense."         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Obama, Georgia, Biden, Usa Today, Trump, Neal Katyal

Trump Talks Like A Mob Boss On Georgia Call And Not A Smart One, Ex-Justice Official Says

Neal Katyal said Trump's call ordering the secretary of state to "find" more votes seems like election interference.
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Obama's solicitor general said Trump talked 'like a mafia boss, and not a particularly smart mafia boss' one in his call with Georgia's elections chief

President Donald Trump boarding Air Force One. REUTERS/Tom Brenner Neal Katyal, President Barack Obama's former acting solicitor general, said President Donald Trump talked "like a mafia boss" during his leaked call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. On Sunday, The Washington Post published audio of a call in which Trump asked Raffensperger to "find" 11,780 votes so that the state's election result could be overturned. "There's nothing wrong with saying, you know, that you...
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An Obama-era solicitor general said Trump talked 'like a Mafia boss, and not a particularly smart Mafia boss,' in his call with Georgia's elections chief

President Donald Trump boarding Air Force One. REUTERS/Tom Brenner Neal Katyal, a former acting solicitor general under President Barack Obama, said President Donald Trump talked "like a Mafia boss" during his leaked call with Georgia's secretary of state. On Sunday, The Washington Post published audio of a call in which Trump asked Georgia's top election official, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, to "find" 11,780 votes so the state's election result could be overturned. "There's not...
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Confusing Supreme Court counsel with their clients

Tuesday’s argument in Nestlé USA v. Doe I  and Cargill, Inc. v. Doe I addressed an important question about whether American companies can be held liable under the Alien Tort Statute. Less important to the larger world, but still important to those who practice law before the Supreme Court, has been a tempest over the role of the defendants’ lawyer, Neal Katyal. Liberals have gone after Katyal, who has generally been regarded as a progressive hero for very visibly taking on the Trump administrat...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Eric Holder, ExxonMobil, Biden, DOE, Nestle, Trump, Neal Katyal, Cargill Inc, Katyal, Chiquita, Nestle USA, Sri Srinivasan, Confusing Supreme Court

Argument analysis: Justices send mixed messages on corporate liability for allegedly aiding child slavery abroad

The Supreme Court heard oral argument on Tuesday in a pair of cases, Nestlé USA v. Doe I and Cargill, Inc. v. Doe I, that ask whether a lawsuit against American corporations under the Alien Tort Statute, which allows foreigners to bring lawsuits in U.S. courts for serious violations of international law, can continue. The plaintiffs in the case are six former child slaves in Ivory Coast, who contend that the defendants, both U.S. food giants, facilitated human-rights abuses on the cocoa plantati...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, United States, Mali, Ivory Coast, Cargill, Lithuania, DOE, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, The Supreme Court, Roberts, Neal Katyal, Howe

Ask the author: Hamilton and the Law (and the court)

Hamilton content? Hamilton content! Hardly any topic is more ubiquitous these days than Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash musical. Fans, academics, artists and writers of all stripes – even Supreme Court justices – have found cause to analyze or drop references to it. Seemingly the only platform it hasn’t graced is SCOTUSblog. That is, until now. With Hamilton and the Law, released in October from Cornell University Press, editor Lisa Tucker has invited 32 luminaries from across the legal profession to...
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The Fulton v. City of Philadelphia Oral Argument: Interracial Marriage as a Constitutional Lodestar— or Third Rail?—in Reasoning about Religiously-Motivated Discrimination

 I agree with Professor Kyle C. Velte’s insightful post on this blog, “Reclaiming the Race Analogy inFulton v. City of Philadelphia” (Friday, November 13), in which she insists on the appropriateness of the analogy between religious opposition to interracial marriage and—more broadly—to racial integration and present-day religious opposition to same-sex marriage and—more broadly—to providing goods and services to same-sex couples.   Reflecting on the recent oral argument before the U.S. Supreme...
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Thoughts on the Fulton Oral Argument

Early yesterday I published a long post here in which I tried to identify the various arguments that are salient in the Fulton case--and those that shouldn't be.  The fascinating and wide-ranging oral argument in the case yesterday raised virtually all of the issues I discussed.  Many of the Justices appeared to be troubled by Philadelphia's refusal to contract with Catholic Social Services (CSS) to be a Family Foster Care Agency (FCA) unless CSS agrees not to discriminate against same-sex coupl...
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Argument analysis: Justices sympathetic to faith-based foster-care agency in anti-discrimination dispute

If the justices – like many of us – were up late on Tuesday night watching election returns, it was hard to tell when they took the virtual bench on Wednesday morning to hear oral argument in an important case involving a clash between religious freedom and laws and policies that protect LGBTQ rights. When the justices considered a similar dispute two years ago, in the case of a Colorado baker who refused to make a custom cake to celebrate a same-sex wedding because he believed that doing so wou...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Colorado, Stanford, Css, Philadelphia, Catholic, Smith, John Roberts, Fulton, Fisher, Roberts, Neal Katyal, Howe, Alito

How to Win an Argument (at the U.S. Supreme Court, or Anywhere Else): A Primer by Litigator Neal Katyal

Do you like being right? Of course, everyone does. Are you successful at convincing others? That’s a tougher one. We may politely disagree, avoid, or scream bloody murder at each other, but whatever our conflict style, no one is born, and few are raised, knowing how to persuade. Persuasion does not mean coercion, deceit, or manipulation, the tactics of con artists, underhanded salespersons, or stereotypically untrustworthy lawyers…. Persuasion is about shifting others’ point of view, res...
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On The Passing Of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A conversation with Neal Katyal about the late justice.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Neal Katyal, Thinking Like A Lawyer Podcast, Thinking Like A Lawyer, Featured Podcasts

How to win an argument (at the US Supreme Court, or anywhere) | Neal Katyal

The secret to winning an argument isn't grand rhetoric or elegant style, says US Supreme Court litigator Neal Katyal -- it takes more than that. With stories of some of the most impactful cases he's argued before the Court, Katyal shows why the key to crafting a persuasive and successful argument lies in human connection, empathy and faith in the power of your ideas. "The question is not how to win every argument," he says. "It's how to get back up when you do lose." [Author: [email protected] (TE...
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‘Sheer Lunacy’: Ex-Fed Prosecutors Horrified By DOJ Attempt To Barge Into Trump Suit

Legal experts and former prosecutors have been raking Attorney General Bill Barr and the Justice Department over the coals ever since the DOJ asked in a court filing Tuesday night to take over President Donald Trump’s defense in writer E. Jean Carroll’s personal lawsuit against him. Experts ripped the Trump administration for acting as Trump’s defense team on the taxpayer’s dime and shredded the Justice Department’s argument for doing so: That Trump was “acting within the scope of his office”...
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Empirical SCOTUS: The importance of state court cases before the Supreme Court

Supreme Court review is often thought of as mainly monitoring the federal courts and circuit splits. The reasons for this are obvious. Article III of the Constitution gives the Supreme Court broad authority to review questions of federal law, but the court’s power to supervise state courts has been limited since the Judiciary Act of 1789, which made clear that the Supreme Court cannot review state court judgments on questions of purely state law. Rule 10 of the Supreme Court Rules, which sets fo...
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Monday round-up

Kristina McKibben analyzes last Thursday’s decision in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California, in which the court held that the government’s decision to terminate the DACA program, which allowed undocumented young people brought to this country as children to apply for protection from deportation, violated the procedural requirements prescribed for administrative agencies, at Subscript Law. In an op-ed for The New York Times, Linda Greenhouse observes that “[t...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, New York City, Court, Atlantic, House, New York Times, Fox News, Npr, Kevin Johnson, Department Of Homeland Security, University Of California, Trump, Round-up, National Review, Stephens

Ex-Solicitor General Neal Katyal Praises Gorsuch For Ruling To Protect LGBTQ Rights

Former Solicitor General Neal Katyal applauded Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch on Monday after the Trump-appointed judge ruled with the majority in favor of allowing LGBTQ employees to sue for workplace discrimination. “Here you see what the craft of judging is all about: reviewing a statute, some words enacted by Congress, and interpreting them,” Katyal told MSNBC anchor Ayman Mohyeldin. “Not with some bias toward some policy result you want to get at, but just the text of the statute and...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, Lgbtq, Msnbc, Trump, Neal Katyal, Katyal, Gorsuch, John Robert, Neil Gorsuch, Cristina Cabrera, TV Clip

Schumer backtracks on SCOTUS diatribe, but not far enough

On Wednesday, at a rally on the Supreme Court steps, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) cut loose with a truly amazing diatribe against Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, declaring that the two would “pay the price” and “won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.” Schumer’s menacing if vague comments drew prompt disapproval from a broad range of legal figures, such as the heads of the American Bar Association and New York City Bar Association as well...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Senate, Uncategorized, Barack Obama, Harvard, Trump, Trump University, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Cato, Roger Stone, Roberts, Neal Katyal, Schumer

Ex-Justice Department Official Hits Trump With A Reality Check: The Law Is Coming For You

Former acting solicitor general Neal Katyal says "the law will find a way to catch up with him."
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Ex-DOJ Official’s Chilling Warning: Trump Will Do ‘Far Far Worse’ If Acquitted

Former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal cautioned the Ukraine scandal could only be the start.
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Argument analysis: Justices dubious about blanket “willfulness” requirement for requiring trademark infringers to disgorge profits

Counsel faced an active bench yesterday when they presented arguments in Romag Fasteners, Inc. v Fossil, Inc. The case arises under the federal Lanham Act, which establishes various remedies for the infringement of trademarks. As explained in more detail in my preview, the question in the case is whether the Lanham Act remedy that obligates infringers to disgorge their profits is subject to a blanket “willfulness” requirement — in other words, a requirement that the plaintiff prove that the defe...
Tags: Featured, Law, China, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Fossil, Sonia Sotomayor, Neal Katyal, Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, Kagan, Kavanaugh, Katyal, Merits Cases, Lisa Blatt, Brett Kavanaugh, Romag Fasteners Inc

Argument analysis: Justices debate impact of “do-over” in capital case

Yesterday the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of James McKinney, who was sentenced to death for two murders in 1991. After the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit threw out McKinney’s death sentence four years ago, the Arizona Supreme Court reinstated it. The state court first rejected McKinney’s argument that a jury, rather than a judge, should resentence him. It then concluded that the mitigating evidence – that is, the evidence why McKinney should not receive the death pen...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Arizona, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, John Roberts, 9th Circuit, Neal Katyal, McKinney, Howe, Ginsburg, Arizona Supreme Court, Alito, U S Court of Appeals, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan

We’re Almost There — See Also

BONUS SCORECARD: How does your firm stack up? MCGAHN RULING GIVES BOLTON COVER: But Bolton is too much of a coward to use it. WEALTHY DONOR PISSED THAT HIS NAME DOESN'T APPEAR ON ALL LAW DEGREES: He probably should have read the fine print before making a deal with a law school. THE BENEFITS OF LEAVE: This Biglaw firm makes a significant offering of parental and family benefits. AN INTERVIEW WITH NEAL KATYAL: Author of the new book, Impeach.
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Impeach — The Case Against Donald Trump: An Interview With Neal Katyal

Neal Katyal, former Acting Solicitor General of the United States, lays out the case against President Trump -- and makes some predictions.
Tags: Books, Politics, Justice, Law, Government, Ukraine, United States, Donald Trump, Trump, Neal Katyal, Author Interviews, Impeachment, Sam Koppelman

Katyal Lays Out Legal Argument to Impeach Trump In New Book

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to former acting solicitor general Neal Katyal about his book: "Impeach: The Case Against Donald Trump."
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