Biden Nominates Elizabeth Prelogar to Be US Solicitor General

President Joe Biden has nominated Elizabeth B. Prelogar to be solicitor general, a post that entails representing the federal government’s interests at the Supreme Court. Prelogar has been serving in an acting capacity for the past seven months. Prelogar’s stint as acting solicitor general at the Department of Justice (DOJ) began in January when she left private practice as an attorney to join the Biden administration. From 2014 to 2019, she had worked as an assistant to the solicitor general. During her prior tenure at DOJ, Prelogar, who is fluent in Russian, worked on then-special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and was an assistant special counsel on his team. Prelogar was previously a partner at Cooley LLP and an associate at Hogan Lovells. She taught a course at Harvard Law School on Supreme Court and appellate advocacy, according to a White House statement on Aug. 11 that announced her nomination. Biden’s failure to nominate …

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