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  United States Solicitor General - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States Solicitor General is the individual appointed to argue for the Government of the United States in front of the Supreme Court of the United States, when the government is party to a case.
The Solicitor General works within the United States Department of Justice; he or she is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate.
Whenever the Solicitor General or one of his deputies argues a case before the Supreme Court he continues to wear late 19th century style dress, with striped pants, grey ascot, vest, and a cutaway morning coat, making him a very distinctive sight in the courtroom.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Solicitor_General   (243 words)

  
 Solicitor General - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Solicitor General for England and Wales - the deputy for the Attorney General for England and Wales
Solicitor General for Scotland - the deputy for the Attorney General for Scotland.
Solicitor General (Hong Kong) - (Chinese: 法律政策專員) head of the Legal Policy Division of the Department of Justice.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Solicitor_General   (223 words)

  
 United States Solicitor General - dKosopedia
The Solicitor General of the United States is the government's chief representative before the Supreme Court and in lower federal courts when the interests of the United States are involved in a case.
It is the prerogative of the Solicitor General to petition on behalf of the government to the Supreme Court for review of cases of importance, to decide whether the government will appeal any decisions of lower courts, and it is his or her responsibility to prepare briefs and arguments for such cases.
The Solicitor General is often referred to as "The Tenth Justice" because his office is an important part of the practice of the Supreme Court.
www.dkosopedia.com /index.php/United_States_Solicitor_General   (239 words)

  
 Solicitor General - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the United States the Federal Solicitor General is the attorney who represents or advises a government when it is party to a suit, generally in front of its supreme court.
The principal function of the Commonwealth Solicitor General is to act for the Attorney General as senior counsel appearing for the Commonwealth's interest, particularly in the High Court.
In Hong Kong, the Solicitor General heads the Legal Policy Division of the Department of Justice, which is responsible for advising departments and bureaux of the government on proposed legislation and law reform.
www.knowledgehunter.info /wiki/Solicitor_General   (442 words)

  
 Solicitor General
For the past four months, NPR's Nina Totenberg was given access to the solicitor general's office, on condition that she not reveal what she had learned until after the court term had concluded.
TOTENBERG: Of all the nation's public officials, including even the attorney general and the justices of the Supreme Court, the solicitor general, or "SG" as he's known, is the only one required by statute to be learned in the law.
In court, the solicitor general wears a costume of vest and tails that almost matches the quill pens on the desks.
www.npr.org /news/national/1997/jul/970722.solicitor.html   (3418 words)

  
 Law.com - Solicitor General Olson Resigns
Solicitor General Theodore Olson confirmed late Thursday he is leaving his post as the government's top appellate lawyer in July.
Olson said he informed Attorney General John Ashcroft and Vice President Dick Cheney of his plans on Wednesday and told members of his staff on Thursday morning.
Perhaps as a result, Olson's Senate confirmation as solicitor general became a protracted battle.
www.law.com /jsp/article.jsp?id=1087855527947   (551 words)

  
 City of Atlanta Online
The Appeals Division for the City of Atlanta Solicitor’s Office is charged with the duty of defending, on behalf of the City, all appeals from convictions in Atlanta Municipal Court.
This includes generating the appropriate motions and briefs which are necessary, as well as, arguing the cases in the Superior Court.
Assistant solicitors are responsible for prosecuting all cases before the Atlanta Municipal Court by direct prosecution of the case and by providing legal counsel to law enforcement agencies, city agencies, and the general public relating to case preparation.
www.atlantaga.gov /government/courts/mcsolbasepage.aspx   (528 words)

  
 Solicitor General - Special Pricing On Solicitor General   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Solicitor General refers to a position in government dealing with legal affairs in several countries: United States Solicitor General - the attorney who represents or advises a government when it is...
The solicitor general is the chief litigation policy advisor to the attorney general, providing comprehensive oversight of state and...
Solicitor General for the District of Columbia-Office of the Attorney...
www.affordable-lawyer.net /solicitor-general.php   (933 words)

  
 CNN.com - Ex-solicitors general weigh in on Estrada probe - June 26, 2002
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- All seven former solicitors general of the United States signed a letter to Sen. Patrick Leahy Tuesday urging him to drop his request for confidential documents in his probe of judicial nominee Miguel Estrada.
The Justice Department's solicitor general decides when and how to appeal cases on behalf of the government, and represents the interests of the entire government including both the Executive Branch and the Congress in federal courts.
The letter was written by Seth Waxman, the last of three solicitors general under the Clinton administration.
archives.cnn.com /2002/LAW/06/26/solicitors.general.estrada   (445 words)

  
 TAP: Web Feature: How Olson Got Confirmed. by Murray S. Waas. June 1, 2001.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Senate vote last week to confirm Theodore B. Olson as solicitor general by a razor-thin margin had everything to do with politics and little to do with the strength of the Democrats' case in opposing the nominee, according to key senators and congressional staff.
the solicitor general is expected to come forward with both the strengths and weaknesses of the case, to inform the Court of things it might not otherwise know, and to be honest in all his dealings with the Court.
Even long before the contentious fight over Olson's nomination as solicitor general, many Democratic senators were exercised over what they considered to be a heavy-handed attempt by Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Orrin Hatch to further restrict their role in the selection of federal judicial nominees.
www.prospect.org /webfeatures/2001/06/waas-m-06-01.html   (2134 words)

  
 Clayton County, GA - Solicitor General
The mission of the Clayton County Solicitor General’s Office is to prosecute professionally and competently misdemeanor and traffic crimes on behalf of the citizens of Clayton County and the State Court of Georgia.
To achieve justice, whether through conviction or dismissal, harsh or mild, as effectively and with an economy of the taxpayers’ resources, is the daily and long-term goal of this office.
To perform the duties attendant to the prosecution of cases and administering justice without fear, favor and affection is from the oath of office of Solicitors General and Assistants Solicitor General in this state; and above all, to make Clayton County a safer community for all of its residents.
www.co.clayton.ga.us /solicitor_general   (189 words)

  
 Theodore B. Olson, Solicitor General
THEODORE B. Theodore B. Olson was the 42nd Solicitor General of the United States.
Olson served President Reagan as Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel from 1981 to 1984.
Olson returned to Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, in its Washington, D.C. office, engaging in the practice of constitutional and appellate law and general litigation, and served as Partner-in-Charge of that office, on the firm's Executive and Management Committees and as co-chair of the firm's Appellate and Constitutional Law Practice Group.
www.usdoj.gov /osg/aboutosg/t_olson_bio.htm   (219 words)

  
 Attorney General Names New Solicitor General - Newsroom - Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick
The solicitor general will be assigned specific cases of constitutional challenges as well as other cases with issues of vital interest to state government.
The solicitor general will also review and make recommendations to the Attorney General on the state's participation in filing or signing amicus curiae, or "friend of the court," briefs.
The solicitor general will be responsible for handling cases before the Supreme Court of the United States and will consult with the appellate division of the Attorney General's Office concerning civil appellate case strategy.
www.insideindianabusiness.com /newsitem.asp?id=14585   (636 words)

  
 TAP: Web Feature: Solicitor General. by Amy Sullivan and Jake Rosenfeld. October 8, 2003.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Polls consistently indicate that minorities in general, and fls in particular, are more likely than whites to oppose capital punishment.
Similarly, Dean's opposition to gun control probably won't sit well with fl voters, many of whom live in urban areas where expanding and toughening gun laws is of paramount importance (unlike in the rural hunting grounds of Vermont, where it's not).
While fls constitute 12 percent of the general population, they make up 21 percent of the armed forces.
www.prospect.org /webfeatures/2003/10/sullivan-am-10-08.html   (1280 words)

  
 Children’s Rights Division - Letter Brief to the Solicitor General on the Domingues Case
A consistent and widespread state practice combined with a felt conviction that the rule followed is obligatory rather than merely habitual indicate that the norm has risen to the level of customary international law.
In fact, in February 1997, the American Bar Association called for a moratorium on the death penalty until, among other recommendations, its 1983 resolution against the execution of "persons who were under the age of 18 at the time of their offenses" had been implemented.
This is particularly remarkable because the ABA generally takes no official position on the substantive wisdom of the death penalty.
www.hrw.org /children/domingues.htm   (3347 words)

  
 Cobb County Solicitor General
A Protective Order is an order issued by a Judge to help protect you from the person who is abusing or harassing you.
Generally, the order states that the person is prohibited from having contact with you.
s your Solicitor General, I am responsible for the prosecution of all misdemeanor cases in the State Court of Cobb County.
www.cobbsolicitorgeneral.com /domviolence.htm   (752 words)

  
 The Legal Secretariat to the Law Officers
The Attorney General, assisted by the Solicitor General, is the chief legal adviser to the Government.
The Attorney General has overall responsibility for The Treasury Solicitor's Department, superintends the Director of Public Prosecutions as head of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the Director of Public Prosecutions in Northern Ireland and the Director of the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office (RCPO).
The Attorney General and the Solicitor General also deal with questions of law arising on Government Bills and with issues of legal policy.
www.lslo.gov.uk   (240 words)

  
 Salon.com Politics | Ted Olson? You've got to be kidding
Controversy rarely accompanies the appointment of a new solicitor general, the powerful Justice Department official who represents the United States government before the Supreme Court.
On paper, Olson's qualifications to serve as solicitor general are beyond reproach.
He is widely acknowledged to be one of the nation's most experienced and capable appellate litigators, and he possesses more than a dozen of the white quill pens that are given to lawyers when they argue before the high court.
archive.salon.com /politics/feature/2001/02/06/olson   (838 words)

  
 Solicitor General for Columbus/Muscogee County
The Office of the Solicitor General is committed to conducting a thorough, fair, vigorous, and just prosecution of all criminal misdemeanor cases bound over from Recorder's and Municipal courts in Muscogee County.
Furthermore, a defendant may be placed on supervised probation to complete the terms of his/her sentence.
The Office of the Solicitor General is governed by the following entities and treatises:
www.columbusga.org /solicitors/solicitors.htm   (135 words)

  
 DILG wants village officials in anti-Red drive, too - INQ7.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It was in Isabela where the President unveiled last week the “mega regions” concept, which divides the country into four multi-regional areas for development and investments, each of which will receive P25 billion pesos.
In a separate interview, AFP chief, General Generoso Senga, said the military will follow existing laws in conducting operations against the NPA.
In fact, he said, the funds would be used to modify their “campaign plan” to better avoid “collateral damage” or civilian casualties during operations.
news.inq7.net /top/index.php?index=1&story_id=69371   (940 words)

  
 United States Solicitor General at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The office of Solicitor General has was founded in the late 1800's, and some traditions have been established.
The Supreme Court refused Monday to hear an appeal of a drug patent case that antitrust officials hoped would speed access to cheaper generic versions of nearly a dozen popular medicines that now cost consumers more than $25 billion a year.
WASHINGTON, DC, United States (UPI) -- States are deciding what steps to take in light of a Supreme Court decision this week that upheld the so-called Part D clawback provision, which requires states to return to the federal government the money they...
www.wiki.tatet.com /United_States_Solicitor_General.html   (268 words)

  
 Fulton County Solicitor General Department   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The mission of the Solicitor General, Carmen D. Smith, and the Office of the Solicitor General of the State Court of Fulton County is to investigate, charge, and prosecute misdemeanor violations of Georgia Statutes and County Ordinances that occur in Fulton County.
The Solicitor General is charged with ensuring that all misdemeanor cases occurring in Fulton County are handled in a manner that ensures an efficient and equitable administration of justice.
The Solicitor General ensures that all persons involved in the criminal process are treated in a courteous and professional manner
www.co.fulton.ga.us /departments/sol_gen.html   (109 words)

  
 CNN.com - Bush litigator Olson top choice for solicitor general - January 30, 2001
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Washington attorney Ted Olson, a key member of the Bush post-election legal team, is the leading choice to be solicitor general -- the new administration's top advocate before the Supreme Court, administration and Washington legal sources said Tuesday.
Olson argued the Bush case to the U.S. Supreme Court during the Florida recount fight.
The solicitor general post is one of a handful of top Justice Department positions the new administration wants to fill quickly once the Senate votes on the nomination of former Sen. John Ashcroft, R-Missouri, for attorney general.
archives.cnn.com /2001/ALLPOLITICS/stories/01/30/olson.bush   (300 words)

  
 Watching Justice | Offices | Solicitor General   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Solicitor General supervises and conducts government litigation in the U.S. Supreme Court and determines cases in which the government will seek Supreme Court review and the positions the government will take before the Court.
The Office of the Solicitor General represents the United States in Supreme Court proceedings relating to the Act.
The Office of Solicitor General, which represents the United States in Supreme Court proceedings and helps determine which cases to pursue there, has a role in establishing the federal-state relationship in this area.
www.watchingjustice.org /offices/office.php?docId=86   (314 words)

  
 Office of the Solicitor General information and related industry information from Hoover's   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Part of the Department of Justice, the Office of the Solicitor General supervises and conducts government litigation before the US Supreme Court.
The Office of Solicitor General includes the Solicitor General, four Deputies, staff attorneys, and various support staff.
The Solicitor General is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate.
www.hoovers.com /osg/--ID__150368--/free-co-factsheet.xhtml   (275 words)

  
 Inagawa for Solicitor-General
I have worked hard for victims, their families and law enforcement officers to assure criminals serve long sentences.
Now, I am asking you for the opportunity to bring these same skills and dedication to the office of Solicitor General of Fayette County.
If you elect me Solicitor General, with your help, we can ensure the future of Fayette County for my family and for yours.
www.voteinagawa.com   (284 words)

  
 Dennis Johnson Named Solicitor General of Iowa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Des Moines-- Attorney General Tom Miller has appointed Dennis Johnson of Des Moines to be Solicitor General of Iowa.
The Solicitor General serves as chief legal advisor to the Attorney General.
Johnson graduated with high distinction from the University of Iowa Law School in 1975 and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Iowa Law Review.
www.state.ia.us /government/ag/latest_news/releases/dennis_johnson.html   (172 words)

  
 Shawn Ellen LaGrua, Solicitor-General, DeKalb County, Georgia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Thank you for visiting the online office for the DeKalb County Solicitor General.
It is an honor and a privilege to serve the citizens of our county.
As your Solicitor General, I am responsible for the prosecution of all misdemeanor violations that occur in DeKalb County.
www.dekalbsolicitorgeneral.org   (187 words)

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