SCOTT KELLER

Shane HagemanBA 2004, Political Science & Philosophy; JD 2007, University of Texas at Austin

Texas Solicitor General, Office of the Attorney General, Austin, TX

Scott Keller is the Solicitor General of Texas, the State's chief appellate litigator. He has argued five cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. These include significant victories in United States v. Texas (enjoining the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's DAPA immigration order); Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans (upholding Texas's decision to reject a license plate with the confederate battle flag); and Evenwel v. Abbott (unanimously upholding Texas's redistricting plan against a "one-person, one-vote" challenge). Keller has made numerous media appearances in outlets such as Fox News, The New York Times, BBC, NPR, and Politico.

Before becoming Solicitor General, he served as U.S. Senator Ted Cruz's chief counsel and was an attorney at Yetter Coleman LLP in Austin, Texas. He clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, was a Bristow Fellow in the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of the Solicitor General, and clerked for Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Keller received a bachelor's degree in political science and philosophy from Purdue University and a law degree from The University of Texas School of Law.

 

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