The 2009 Affordable Healthcare Act or "Obamacare", one of the most groundbreaking pieces of legislation in American history, will have its ultimate fate decided by the Supreme Court; charged with defending the bill's constitutional viability is U. S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli.
Solicitor General Donald Verrilli will draw upon his personal experiences in office to discuss the delicate balance existing between the divided branches of government. He will speak to the role of the Executive Branch, specifically the Solicitor General, in defending Congressional enactments when their constitutionality is called into question by the third branch, the Supreme Court.
Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. is currently serving as the 46th Solicitor General of the United States. Verrilli previously served as Deputy Counsel to President Obama and as an Associate Deputy Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice. Prior to his government service, he was a partner for many years in Jenner & Block, and co-chaired the firm's Supreme Court practice, where he handled numerous cases in the Supreme Court and courts of appeals.
Please join us for U. S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli's talk, "The Separation of Powers and the Executive's Defense of Congressional Enactments," at Rockefeller 3 at 4:30 pm, May 3, 2012.