Posts tagged "Theodore B. Olson"

Super Solicitors General

Jeffrey Toobin, staff writer for The New Yorker, and author of the books "The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court" and "The Oath: The Obama White House vs. the Supreme Court" (out in September), has written a fascinating piece, called "Money Unlimited," on the Citizens United decision.

Ted Olson: the Super Lawyers interview

Olson-2.jpgOur discussion with Ted Olson of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, who's arguably the most powerful private-sector lawyer in the world right now, is available here. He comments on Bush v. Gore, Citizens United and why he considers his work on Proposition 8 more imporant than either one of them.

Jeremy Goldman on Proposition 8 play: "It's a wonderful idea."

As a law school student at Yale, Jeremy Goldman was enraptured by David Boies' commanding, if losing, performance in Bush v. Gore, the U.S. Supreme Court case that reversed the Florida Supreme Court's request for a ballot recount, awarding the state's 25 electoral votes--and the 2000 presidential election--to George W. Bush. So enraptured, in fact, that he sought and scored a gig working with Boies' firm, Boies Schiller, in its Oakland office. When Proposition 8--the 2008 amendment that ruled that same-sex couples could not marry in California--started heating up, Goldman asked Boies to become involved, eventually earning a spot as second chair to Boies at the 2010 trial to overturn Prop 8. "I would say that the trial compellingly demonstrated that no evidence supports the arguments in favor of Proposition 8," Goldman told us in March.

Supreme Beings

Look for these professionals who have been listed to Super Lawyers to make an appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court in the coming weeks.
Tuesday, Nov. 30
CIGNA Corporation, et al. v. Janice C. Amara, et al., with Theodore B. Olson of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, D.C., for the petitioners.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California, et al. v. Marciano Plata, et al., with Carter G. Phillips of Sidley Austin in Washington, D.C., for the appellants.
Wednesday, Dec. 1
Glen Scott Milner v. Department of the Navy, with David S. Mann of Gendler & Mann in Seattle for the petitioner.
Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy v. James W. Stewart, III, Commissioner, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, et al., with E. Duncan Getchell Jr., solicitor general of the Commonwealth of Virginia, for the respondents.
Tuesday, Dec. 7
Janus Capital Group, Inc., et al. v. First Derivative Traders, with Mark Andrew Perry of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, D.C., for the petitioners; and David C. Frederick of Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel in Washington, D.C., for the respondent.
Wednesday, Dec. 8
Chase Bank USA, N.A. v. James A. McCoy, Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, with Seth P. Waxman of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr in Washington, D.C., for the petitioner.
Chamber of Commerce of the United States, et al. v. Michael B. Whiting, et al., with Carter G. Phillips of Sidley Austin in Washington, D.C., for the petitioners.