Biden Administration Still Looking for SG, Justice Kruger Twice Declined The Job
The National Law Journal reports that the Biden Administration is having some difficulty finding a Solicitor General:
Biden’s selection for U.S. solicitor general is still being discussed, according to a source close to the team. California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger, mentioned as a possible choice, has twice declined the job. Judge Diane Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has also reportedly been considered for the position.
I am not surprised Justice Kruger declined the nod. I offered her this same unsolicited advice last month. Kruger will almost certainly be nominated when Justice Breyer steps down. Why would she suffer through an unnecessary confirmation hearing, and potentially get embroiled in political conflicts? The fact that she declined twice reaffirms my thinking.
In the interim, Elizabeth Prelogar will serve as acting Solicitor General.
Elizabeth Prelogar, a Cooley partner in Washington and former assistant to the U.S. solicitor general who was a legal adviser in the special counsel probe of Russian interference in the
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