Studies show that, in the past, the solicitor general won approximately 70 percent of its cases in the Supreme Court.
The solicitor general will influence all cases the government pursues across the whole bureaucracy.
Justice Elena Kagan was recused from the case because she participated in the suit as solicitor general.
early 15c., "one who urges," from Middle French soliciteur, from soliciter (see solicit). Meaning "one who conducts matters on behalf of another" is from early 15c. As a name for a specific class of legal practitioners in Britain, it is attested from 1570s. Both the fem. forms, solicitress (1630s) and solicitrix (1610s), have been in the sexual sense, but the latter seems more common in non-pejorative use.