ACA, Marriage Cases Only Fraction Of Verrilli's Legacy

By Daniel Wilson (June 2, 2016, 8:45 PM EDT) -- While history will best remember outgoing U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. for his work to uphold the landmark Affordable Care Act and his successful advocacy for same-sex marriage rights, his skills also shone through in less prominent wins and even nominal losses, former colleagues said.

President Barack Obama announced Thursday that Verrilli will step down on June 24 after serving as the nation's top U.S. Supreme Court advocate since June 2011, the longest stint in the role since Erwin Griswold under Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon. His decision to resign comes with the Obama administration in its final...

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