Biden Nominates Elizabeth Prelogar to Be US Solicitor General
The Epoch Times: "Curt Levey, president of the Committee for Justice, said a solicitor general typically has some influence over the nine-member Supreme Court.
The Committee for Justice is a nonprofit organization that in its own words 'advocates constitutionalist positions on legal and policy issues in Congress and the courts, while educating the public and policy makers about the rule of law and constitutionally limited government.'
There is a saying that the solicitor general is effectively the 10th Supreme Court justice because that person’s 'arguments have more weight than anyone else who comes before the court,' Levey told The Epoch Times in an interview.
'This is something where you can’t have a political hack,' he said. 'You have to have somebody who’s a very, very smart lawyer.
'At the end of the day, it’s more of a legal position than a political position. For the cases the average person cares about, the White House is going' to decide what approach to take, leaving the solicitor general with little discretion, he said.
'The solicitor general has authority, like other parts of the executive branch, but at the end of the day, they do have to do what the White House tells them to do,' he said. 'The important decisions are going to come from the White House.'"