Confessions of error have a long history. From the very beginning of the Solicitor General's position, we have had confessions of error.
All Solicitors General-it doesn't matter whether they are appointed by a Republican or a Democrat-have confessed error, roughly at the pace of two to three times per Supreme Court term.
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Katyal, Neal K., "The Solicitor General and Confession of Error" (2013). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. 1879.