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Solicitor General Verrilli To Step Down


US Solicitor General Donald Verrilli will step down June 24, after spending five years in the position, making him America's  seventh-longest-serving SG. Deputy SG Ian Gershengorn will be appointed acting solicitor general, officials told the Wall Street Journal.

(We snapped the US SG here at a Southern Center for Human Rights awards dinner in 2013 with Susan Levy, then the managing partner of Jenner & Block. Verrilli formerly headed the law firm's Supreme Court practice.)

Verrilli's post-SG plans aren't yet announced, other than he'll take a long vacation, which he may start before all of the Supreme Court's opinions have been announced.

"Consequential. That's the word people should apply to departing SG Don Verrilli," tweeted former Attorney General Eric Holder, who's now a partner at Covington. "ACA, DOMA, much more. He made our nation better, more just." [WSJ]