[JURIST] US President Barack Obama announced [press release] Monday that he will nominate veteran Supreme Court lawyer and former clerk for Supreme Court Justice William Brennan Donald Verrilli [Oyez profile] for the position of solicitor general [DOJ backgrounder]. Verrilli, who currently serves as deputy counsel to the president, has argued a dozen cases [WSJ report] before the Supreme Court [official website], including Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd. [opinion]. In that case, the court found for Verilli’s clients, MGM, that…

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