Obama To Select Donald Verrilli For the Vacant Solicitor General Spot

President Obama is apparently ready to name Donald B. Verrilli Jr. as his choice for Solicitor General to fill the vacancy left by the departure of Elena Kagan. I don’t think I’ve ever met Verrilli personally, but he has a very strong reputation in DC legal circles. From what I know of him, he’s a very good pick.

UPDATE: I suspect the concluding paragraph from Charlie Savage’s coverage linked to above will be widely noted:

Miguel Estrada, a prominent conservative appellate lawyer, said in an-email that “[the Verrilli selection] is a fantastic pick and great new role for a humble yet accomplished lawyer and public servant.”