Will Katyal succeed Kagan as Solicitor General? is he Hindu in religion?

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Neal Katyal

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Born March 12, 1970 (1970-03-12) (age 40)

Nationality United States

Fields Constitutional law

Institutions Georgetown University Law Center

Alma mater Dartmouth College

Yale Law School

Academic advisors Akhil Reed Amar

Bruce Ackerman

Neal Kumar Katyal (born March 12, 1970) is the Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States[1]. Prof. Katyal was the "Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of National Security Law" at Georgetown University Law Center and the lead counsel for the Guantanamo Bay detainees in the Supreme Court case Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, which held that military commissions set up by the Bush administration to try detainees at Guantanamo Bay "violate both the UCMJ and the four Geneva Conventions." While serving at the Justice Department, he has argued numerous Supreme Court cases, including his successful defense (by an 8-1 decision) of the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in the landmark case, Northwest Austin v. Holder.

Katyal is of Indian descent and was born in the United States to immigrant parents. His mother is a pediatrician and his father, who died in 2005, was an engineer. Katyal's sister, Sonia Katyal, is also an attorney; she teaches law at Fordham University. He was born in a Hindu household and studied at Loyola Academy, a Jesuit Catholic school in Wilmette, Illinois.

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More will be known about him as the Judiciary Committee hearing continue as far as the Supreme Court official ! ! ! thanks for your polite postings

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  • 1 decade ago
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    This will not be discussed at all -- your question is way ahead of time

    Source(s): sorry but no one will be willing to guess and she will handle duties until the Senate vote is finalized
  • 1 decade ago

    He is the next logical choice, and probably not too bad of one due to his experience.

    As to him being Hindu, I am not sure. However, I'd hope his religion wouldn't have much of a role in his actions with the Judicial. Not because of the religion, rather because of Separation of Church and State

    Source(s): Degrees/Logic
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