SCOTUS

W.H. Defends Solicitor General

The White House defended Solicitor General Donald Verrilli on Wednesday, one day after Verrilli’s tough round of questioning before the Supreme Court during hearings over the constitutionality of the health-care mandate. While cameras are not allowed in the courtroom, reports out of the Supreme Court said Verrilli stumbled under intense questioning, and political watchers have called Verrilli’s performance on Tuesday a “train wreck” and “the Worst Supreme Court Argument of All Time.” The White House handpicked Verrilli to argue the case, which could result in key parts of the White House’s signature legislation in shambles.