Bloomberg Law
Aug. 9, 2021, 9:00 PM

White House Said to Vet Prelogar as Top Supreme Court Lawyer

Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson
Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson

The White House is vetting acting Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar to be nominated for the job on a permanent basis, according to two former SG’s office attorneys.

Prelogar, an appellate lawyer, has served as the Justice Department’s fourth ranked attorney on an acting basis since January, arguing two cases before the justices in that role last term.

The delay in announcing an SG nominee is without precedent in recent decades and is likely the result of haggling between the DOJ and the White House over who should get the nod, according to several former SG’s office attorneys.

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