[JURIST] The US Senate [official website] Tuesday approved Donald Verrilli, Jr [Oyez profile], as the next Solicitor General [official website] by a vote of 72-16 [roll call vote], taking the position left open since Elena Kagan was sworn in [JURIST report] to the Supreme Court [official website] last August. Verrilli is a veteran Supreme Court lawyer and former clerk for Supreme Court Justice William Brennan and for Judge J Skelly Wright of the US Court of Appeals for the District…