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Walter Dellinger, Supreme Court Advocate and Professor, Dies (1)

Feb. 16, 2022, 5:53 PMUpdated: Feb. 16, 2022, 10:06 PM

Walter Dellinger, a veteran Supreme Court advocate and Duke University law professor who served as acting solicitor general in the Clinton administration, has died. He was 80.

O’Melveny & Myers, where Dellinger was a partner, confirmed his death in a statement on Wednesday.

Dellinger headed the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel from 1993 to 1996 before serving as acting solicitor general during the 1996 Supreme Court term, during which he argued nine cases, according to his Duke faculty webpage.

Dellinger argued at least 11 other cases in private practice before the Supreme Court, according to his profile on ...