Listen to Episode 47 of Slate’s Amicus:
Same-sex marriage. Voting Rights. Obamacare. These are among the many enormously consequential causes that have fallen to Donald Verrilli to defend at the Supreme Court over the past five years. On this week’s episode, he looks back on some of the highlights—and lowlights—of his term as U.S. Solicitor General.
We’re also joined by Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, to discuss this week’s big affirmative action win at the Supreme Court. Many court watchers were surprised by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s vote in Fisher v. University of Texas, but not Ifill. She tells us why.
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