The OSG and More Potential Cases for 2016

With the Supreme Court’s 2016 Term around the corner, there is nowhere near a full slate of cases for the Justices to hear.  While the October and November hearing schedules were released and there are a handful of other granted cases without oral argument dates on the calendar, there are currently only approximately 29 cases (see SCOTUSBlog’s list…

Lessons In Not Throwing Caution To the Wind

It seems a fitting tribute to include a post about the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) on the day the current Solicitor General, Donald Verrilli, steps down.  The OSG is one of main gatekeepers to the Supreme Court’s review.  Multiple times every Term the Justices request the OSG to express views on whether or…