This virtual event featured a panel of current and former state solicitors general exploring and discussing how state SGs balance their duty to defend state sovereignty with different political priorities. There are some areas in which the states seem to be more on the same page (such as criminal law) and others that involve sharp disagreements among the states in terms of the duty to defend state sovereignty (e.g. DACA). Focusing on the role of the SG—as opposed to the presumably more overtly political state attorney general position—how do different SGs approach these issues?


– Benjamin M. Flowers, Solicitor General, Ohio
– Elbert Lin, Chair, Issues & Appeals, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP; Former Solicitor General, West Virginia
– Ryan Park, Solicitor General, North Carolina
– Moderator: Hon. Britt C. Grant, Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; Former Solicitor General, Georgia

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