According to sources familiar with the process, Noel Francisco, the former Jones Day partner who is now serving as acting Solicitor General, will be nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as SG, the federal government's top lawyer before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Fil-Am Noel Francisco has been serving the said post in an acting capacity.
Notably, Francisco stepped aside from a related case early on because his former law firm had filed a brief opposing the president's executive order. He also clerked for 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge J. Michael Luttig, and was a deputy assistant attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel.
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Francisco is now serving as acting SG.
He also successfully fought and obtained a ruling in 2014 that limited the White House from filling presidential appointee positions without the Senate's approval.
In his new role, Francisco would argue cases on behalf of the Trump administration at the Supreme Court.
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In June, Francisco successfully defended former Virginia Gov.
He's appeared several times before the Supreme Court. Even if the U.S.is not party to a case the high court is hearing, the justices will often ask for the SG's views, and include his opinion in their deliberations.
Francisco has been deputy solicitor general since January 23. At Jones Day he worked with Donald McGahn, the current White House counsel, and is one of several Jones Day alumni now serving in the Trump administration. William McGinley, another former Jones Day partner, was appointed as the president's lead liaison to the cabinet.
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If his nomination succeeds, he will be the first Asian-American confirmed by the Senate to serve as solicitor general.