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Defending Bin Laden
Defending Bin Laden's driver to disrupting drones: Neal Katyal at TEDxHagueAcademy
DATE: 2013/09/10::
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Hobby Lobby and the Question of Constitutional Rights for Corporations
Hobby Lobby and the Question of Constitutional Rights for Corporations
DATE: 2014/07/02::
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Countdown: Hamdan Found Guilty At Tribunal
Countdown: Hamdan Found Guilty At Tribunal
DATE: 2008/08/06::
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Katyal on Medellin v. Texas
Katyal on Medellin v. Texas
DATE: 2007/10/05::
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Former U.S. Solicitor General Neal Katyal reacts to Supreme Court ACA decision
Former U.S. Solicitor General Neal Katyal reacts to Supreme Court ACA decision
DATE: 2015/06/25::
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Neal Katyal Speech at Indian Law Conference
Neal Katyal Speech at Indian Law Conference
DATE: 2015/04/14::
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2015 Justice in Action Awards - Neal Katyal
2015 Justice in Action Awards - Neal Katyal
DATE: 2015/02/28::
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Neal Katyal on Federalism and Federal Power
Neal Katyal on Federalism and Federal Power
DATE: 2012/11/15::
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Debo Adegbile presents Justice in Action Award to Neal Katyal
Debo Adegbile presents Justice in Action Award to Neal Katyal
DATE: 2015/03/13::
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Robert Badinter & Neal Katyal | LIVE from the NYPL
Robert Badinter & Neal Katyal | LIVE from the NYPL
DATE: 2008/10/07::
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Neal Katyal discusses FCC v. Fox
Neal Katyal discusses FCC v. Fox
DATE: 2013/11/21::
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Neal Katyal on the Federalist Society
Neal Katyal on the Federalist Society
DATE: 2012/11/15::
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Neal Katyal: Transaction Costs Matter
Neal Katyal: Transaction Costs Matter
DATE: 2012/03/22::
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Katyal ice bucket challenge
Katyal ice bucket challenge
DATE: 2014/08/27::
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2011-2012 Supreme Court Preview
2011-2012 Supreme Court Preview
DATE: 2011/09/19::
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Experts debate partisanship and the Roberts Court at the Aspen Institute
Experts debate partisanship and the Roberts Court at the Aspen Institute
DATE: 2014/07/16::
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Health care activists applaud
Health care activists applaud 'King v Burwell' decision
DATE: 2015/06/25::
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Digital Privacy: “Third Party Doctrine”, Smith v. Maryland, Riley v. California, People v. Schutter.
Digital Privacy: “Third Party Doctrine”, Smith v. Maryland, Riley v. California, People v. Schutter.
DATE: 2014/11/24::
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The Supreme Court
The Supreme Court's Marriage Equality Ruling: The Most Consequential Ruling in Our Lifetimes?
DATE: 2015/07/01::
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DNA Surveillance and Maryland v. King
DNA Surveillance and Maryland v. King
DATE: 2014/11/24::
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How the U.S. Supreme Court approaches questions involving privacy and technology?
How the U.S. Supreme Court approaches questions involving privacy and technology?
DATE: 2014/11/24::
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Translating the 4th Amendment into a new technological age: United States v. Jones.
Translating the 4th Amendment into a new technological age: United States v. Jones.
DATE: 2014/11/24::
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Justices consider future of TV and copyright in Aereo case
Justices consider future of TV and copyright in Aereo case
DATE: 2014/04/22::
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Implications of the Supreme Court
Implications of the Supreme Court's Boumediene Decision for Detainees at Guantanamo Bay
DATE: 2011/11/13::
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The Challenge: Hamdan v  Rumsfeld
The Challenge: Hamdan v Rumsfeld
DATE: 2014/03/11::
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State of the Union - Outside influences on the Supreme Court
State of the Union - Outside influences on the Supreme Court
DATE: 2012/04/08::
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Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the Fight over Presidential Power
Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the Fight over Presidential Power
DATE: 2013/09/23::
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Former Obama Solicitor General On CNN: "It Quacks Like A Tax"
Former Obama Solicitor General On CNN: "It Quacks Like A Tax"
DATE: 2012/06/28::
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WLF Supreme Court Briefing: The October 2012 Term
WLF Supreme Court Briefing: The October 2012 Term
DATE: 2013/06/27::
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KeithO**CIA Taped Torture, Miers Knew; CIA Destroyed Tapes
KeithO**CIA Taped Torture, Miers Knew; CIA Destroyed Tapes
DATE: 2007/12/09::
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Open Mind: How to Craft Constitutional Concensus
Open Mind: How to Craft Constitutional Concensus
DATE: 2015/04/27::
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Full Program: A Supreme Court Briefing on Health Care Reform Cases
Full Program: A Supreme Court Briefing on Health Care Reform Cases
DATE: 2012/02/16::
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In Victory for Gov
In Victory for Gov't Whistleblowers, Supreme Court Sides with Fired TSA Air Marshal Who Spoke Out
DATE: 2015/01/23::
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State of the Union - Who should be the next SCOTUS Justice?
State of the Union - Who should be the next SCOTUS Justice?
DATE: 2012/04/08::
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Small Man vs. President Bush
Small Man vs. President Bush
DATE: 2013/08/23::
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Liberal Illogic
Liberal Illogic
DATE: 2012/03/27::
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KeithO**CIA Taped Torture, Miers Knew; CIA Destroyed Tapes
KeithO**CIA Taped Torture, Miers Knew; CIA Destroyed Tapes
DATE: 2007/12/09::
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Showcase Panel IV: ROUNDTABLE: Is the Future of the American Dream Bright?
Showcase Panel IV: ROUNDTABLE: Is the Future of the American Dream Bright?
DATE: 2014/11/16::
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Inauguration, Center on National Security & the Law: Part 1
Inauguration, Center on National Security & the Law: Part 1
DATE: 2008/05/29::
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Inauguration, Center on National Security & the Law: Part 4
Inauguration, Center on National Security & the Law: Part 4
DATE: 2008/05/29::
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General Holder Admits NINE Justice Department Officials Worked for Terrorist Detainees
General Holder Admits NINE Justice Department Officials Worked for Terrorist Detainees
DATE: 2010/02/24::
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Federalism and Federal Power 11-15-12
Federalism and Federal Power 11-15-12
DATE: 2012/11/15::
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Obamacare in the Supreme Court 3-20-12
Obamacare in the Supreme Court 3-20-12
DATE: 2012/03/21::
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Health Care: Is Everything Interstate Commerce?
Health Care: Is Everything Interstate Commerce?
DATE: 2012/02/16::
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Health Care: What
Health Care: What's the Limit of Congressional Power?
DATE: 2012/02/16::
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Jack Goldsmith on His New Book, "Power and Constraint: The Accountable Presidency After 9/11"
Jack Goldsmith on His New Book, "Power and Constraint: The Accountable Presidency After 9/11"
DATE: 2012/03/21::
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Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones and Free Speech
Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones and Free Speech
DATE: 2014/07/02::
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The BP Deepwater Horizon Case
The BP Deepwater Horizon Case
DATE: 2014/09/09::
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"Umpire" Justice Roberts, and What He Doesn
"Umpire" Justice Roberts, and What He Doesn't Know
DATE: 2014/07/02::
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As term ends, Supreme Court characterized by disagreement
As term ends, Supreme Court characterized by disagreement
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Neal Katyal
Neal Katyal portrait.jpg
Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States
In office
June 9, 2011 – August 26, 2011
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Leondra Kruger (Acting)
Succeeded by Sri Srinivasan
In office
February 3, 2009 – May 17, 2010
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Daryl Joseffer
Succeeded by Leondra Kruger (Acting)
Solicitor General of the United States
Acting
In office
May 17, 2010 – June 9, 2011
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Elena Kagan
Succeeded by Donald Verrilli
Personal details
Born Neal Kumar Katyal
(1970-03-12) March 12, 1970 (age 45)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Democratic[1]
Alma mater Dartmouth College
Yale University
Religion Hinduism

Neal Kumar Katyal (born March 12, 1970) is an American lawyer and chaired professor of law. He served as Acting Solicitor General of the United States from May 2010[2] until June 2011. As Acting Solicitor General, Katyal succeeded Elena Kagan, who was President Barack Obama's choice to replace the retiring Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.[3] Katyal was the Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of National Security Law at Georgetown University Law Center and the lead counsel for the Guantanamo Bay detainees in the Supreme Court case Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, which held that military commissions set up by the Bush administration to try detainees at Guantanamo Bay "violate both the UCMJ and the four Geneva Conventions."

While serving at the Justice Department, he argued numerous cases before the Supreme Court, including his successful defense (by an 8-1 decision) of the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in the landmark case, Northwest Austin v. Holder.[4] He also successfully argued in favor of the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act and won a unanimous decision from the Supreme Court defending former Attorney General John Ashcroft against alleged abuses of civil liberties in the war on terror. Katyal is also the only head of the Solicitor General's office to argue in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.[5]

Early life and education[edit]

Katyal was born in the United States on March 12, 1970, to Indian immigrant parents. His mother is a pediatrician and his father, who died in 2005, was an engineer. Katyal's sister, Sonia Katyal, is also an attorney; she teaches law at Fordham University. He was born in a Hindu household and studied at Loyola Academy, a Jesuit Catholic school in Wilmette, Illinois. He graduated in 1991 from Dartmouth College, where he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity and the Dartmouth Forensic Union. In 1990 and 1991, while a member of the Dartmouth Forensic Union, he reached the semi-final round of the National Debate Tournament, college's national championship tournament. He then graduated from Yale Law School in 1995.[6] At Yale, Katyal studied under Akhil Amar and Bruce Ackerman, with whom he published articles in law review and political opinion journals in 1995 and 1996. After graduating, Katyal clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and then Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.

Career[edit]

Katyal served as National Security Adviser in the U.S. Justice Department in 1997-1999, and was commissioned by President Bill Clinton to write a report on the need for more legal pro bono work. He also served as Vice-President Al Gore's co-counsel in Bush v. Gore of 2000, and represented the deans of most major private law schools in Grutter v. Bollinger, the University of Michigan affirmative-action case that the Supreme Court decided in 2003.

He was named "Lawyer of the Year" by Lawyers USA for 2006, Runner Up for "Lawyer of the Year" by National Law Journal, one of the top 50 Litigators in the nation by the American Lawyer Magazine, one of the 30 best living Supreme Court advocates by Washingtonian Magazine, one of the 90 Greatest Lawyers over the Last 30 Years by Legal Times, and was awarded the 2004 Pro Bono Award by the National Law Journal.

He appeared on The Colbert Report on July 26, 2006;[7] June 17, 2008;[8] and February 27, 2013.[9] He appeared on a 2015 episode of the television drama House of Cards, portraying himself as a lawyer arguing before the Supreme Court on behalf of a U.S. citizen maimed by a U.S. drone strike.[10]

His brother-in-law is Jeffrey Rosen, professor of law at George Washington University and legal affairs editor of The New Republic.

He is now a partner at the global law firm Hogan Lovells, where he runs the appellate practice previously run by John Roberts. Katyal worked for Roberts at Hogan in the 1990s.

On May 24, 2011, speaking as Acting Solicitor General, he delivered the keynote speech at the Department of Justice's Great Hall marking Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Developing comments he had posted officially on May 20,[11] Katyal issued the Justice Department's first public confession of its 1942 ethics lapse in arguing the Hirabayashi and Korematsu cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, which had resulted in upholding the internment of American citizens of Japanese descent. He called those prosecutions - which were only vacated in the 1980s - blots on the reputation of his Office, which the Supreme Court explicitly considers as deserving of "special credence" when arguing cases, and "an important reminder" of the need for absolute candor in arguing the United States government's position on every case.[12] Katyal continues to make public appearances, lecturing on this among other topics.[13]

For the U.S. Supreme Court's October 2014 term, Katyal will argue on behalf of United States Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration whistleblower, Robert MacLean[14] in Department of Homeland Security v. MacLean, Docket Number 13-894.[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Rajghatta, Chidanand (May 19, 2010). "PIO Neal Katyal poised to become US solicitor general". The Times of India. Times News Network. Retrieved December 9, 2010. 
  3. ^ Law Prof Who Proposed US Court to Try Gitmo Detainees Gets DOJ Nod, ABA Journal, January 21, 2009.
  4. ^ Neal Katyal's Sentimental Send-Off, June 28, 2011
  5. ^ Frankel, Alison (April 1, 2011). "Gene Case Brings Out a Big Gun". Corporate Counsel. Retrieved August 8, 2014. 
  6. ^ Katyal, Neal Kumar. "Curriculum vitae" (PDF). Georgetown University Law Center. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  7. ^ Colbert, Stephen (presenter) (July 26, 2006). Neal Katyal (Television production). Comedy Central. Retrieved January 22, 2013. 
  8. ^ Colbert, Stephen (presenter) (June 17, 2008). Neal Katyal (Television production). Comedy Central. Retrieved January 22, 2013. 
  9. ^ Colbert, Stephen (presenter) (February 27, 2013). Neal Katyal (Television production). Comedy Central. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 
  10. ^ "IMDB page". Internet Movie Database. 1 March 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  11. ^ from "The Justice Blog" on the U.S. Department of Justice website (retrieved May 24, 2011) "Confession of Error: The Solicitor General’s Mistakes During the Japanese-American Internment Cases"
  12. ^ Savage, David G. (May 24, 2011), "U.S. official cites misconduct in Japanese American internment cases", The Los Angeles Times 
  13. ^ For example, Fordham Law School announcement (retrieved February 3, 2012) "The Solicitor General and Confession of Error: The Hirabayashi Case" 3/08/2012
  14. ^ Sforza, Teri (May 24, 2014). "Supreme Court takes Ladera man's whistleblower case". Orange County Register. 
  15. ^ "Proceedings". supremecourt.gov. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 

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Preceded by
Daryl Joseffer
Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States
2009–2010
Succeeded by
Leondra Kruger
Acting
Preceded by
Leondra Kruger
Acting
Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States
2011
Succeeded by
Sri Srinivasan
Preceded by
Elena Kagan
Solicitor General of the United States
Acting

2010–2011
Succeeded by
Donald Verrilli
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