Obama's SG Pick Draws Applause From Appellate Bar

Law360, New York (February 8, 2011, 6:36 PM EST) -- Former Jenner & Block LLP partner Donald Verrilli's diverse clients, ranging from the recording industry to a death row inmate, and his broad popularity, even among lawyers who have lost to him, make him the ideal candidate for solicitor general, attorneys say.

Verrilli's varied U.S. Supreme Court experience has attracted wide support from the appellate bar, and on Tuesday 82 lawyers — including former solicitors general under Republican and Democratic administrations — urged the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to confirm him quickly.

"Don is unusually experienced...
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