237, 281 (2009) (explaining that the Court will often call for the views of the Solicitor General (CVSGs
) in cases that "involve complex regulatory and statutory schemes" to determine whether the issues presented are "of sufficient importance to merit review"); see also infra notes 105-112 and accompanying text.
Herb Allison, CEO of TIAA-CREF, hosted the CVSG working group on three occasions.
In summer 2008, CVSG participants will convene the annual summit to look at progress and to consider supportive government policy.
In the last several months, the CVSG has shifted focus from drafting and communicating about the Aspen Principles to featuring practices that bring the principles to life.
If the petition presents the type of question that could appropriately support a CVSG, the petition should highlight the federal government's expertise with the statutory scheme, the federal government's critical role in administering the statute, and/or the likely impact of the decision below on distinctly governmental interests or operations.
The reason is that obtaining the federal government's support without a CVSG order by the Court is extraordinarily difficult.
More importantly, unless the case involves the type of distinctive governmental function or viewpoint that might trigger a CVSG, it is unlikely that the case will implicate a sufficiently significant federal interest as to warrant the Solicitor General's stepping into the case uninvited and independently urging the Court's review.
Table 1 Action Recommended by Cert Pool Memos in Cases that were Granted Review 1972-1974 1984-1985 Grant the petition or note probable jurisdiction 24% (73) 51% (151) Imply grant or note 9% (29) 0 Deny the petition or dismiss the appeal 5% (15) 24% (71) Imply deny or dismiss 3% (9) 0 No recommendation 47% (144) .5% (1) Take some other action * 13% (40) 25% (73) N = 310 N = 296 * includes recommendations to hold for another case, call for the views of the solicitor general (CVSG) or call for a response from the respondent (CFR), or treat the case summarily.
This includes memos with language such as, "This is a tough case", or "This is a close case." Take some other action: The pool memo suggests holding for another case, vacating and remanding, affirming or postponing the appeal, calling for the views of the solicitor general (CVSG), or calling for a response from the respondents or appellees (CFR).
Justices' votes were coded as follows: Grant the petition or note probable jurisdiction (including instances when the Justices granted review limited to specific questions), Deny the petition or dismiss the appeal, Take some other action (including holding for another case, vacating and remanding, affirming or postponing the appeal, calling for the views of the solicitor general - CVSG).
Norton explains that CVSG
does not require extraordinary machine rigidity nor the addition of powered rotary truing and dressing devices as it is single-point truable.
(10.) The CVSG
had no arresting gear or catapults, and the Navy began to present it to politicians as a "through-deck cruiser," which would operate an air complement of antisubmarine helicopters, with a few VSTOL aircraft (obviously Harriers) to defend against Soviet reconnaissance aircraft.