The Office of Solicitor General

When the President Says No: A Few Thoughts on Executive Power and the Tradition of Solicitor General Independence

Author
  • Drew S. Days III

Abstract

The Solicitor General of the United States generally enjoys a position of independence. However, there are times when the President of the United States intervenes. This is usually done under the radar so documentation of presidential influence is rare. This essay examines recent presidential influence over the Solicitor General.

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Published on
30 Sep 2001