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  Theodore B. Olson, Solicitor General
Olson was born in Chicago, Illinois, and was educated in public schools in California.
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.
Olson is a Fellow of both the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.
www.usdoj.gov /osg/aboutosg/t_olson_bio.htm   (219 words)

  
 Theodore Olson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Theodore Bevry Olson (born September 11, 1940) was the 42nd United States Solicitor General, serving from June 2001 to July 2004.
He challenged the constitutionality of the special prosecutor's office, arguing that it was in effect an unchecked fourth branch of the federal government, but the Supreme Court upheld its constitutionality in Morrison v.
Olson's wife, Barbara K. Olson, was a passenger on the hijacked aircraft that crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 (his 61st birthday).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Theodore_Olson   (270 words)

  
 Online NewsHour: The Bush Lawsuit -- November 13, 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
THEODORE OLSON: Well, I have no idea what the outcome of it will be, but it is clear what the objective of the Gore campaign is. As Karen Hughes said, they are interested in recounting and recounting and recounting until they're satisfied with the result.
THEODORE OLSON: Well, no because she's complying with the statute that was enacted by the legislature and is in the books and has been in the books for a long, long time.
THEODORE OLSON: She said if we had a hurricane or if we had certain events like that, just because someone wants to keep the process open to some interminable, never-ending date is not a good reason to do it.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/election/july-dec00/olson_11-13.html   (1182 words)

  
 law.com - Solicitor General Olson Resigns
Olson said it was time to return to "a slightly higher paycheck" at a private law firm, but said he has not focused specifically on what firm that might be.
Olson's life and job changed on Sept. 11, 2001, when his wife Barbara, a well-known political commentator and lawyer, was killed in one of the planes involved in the terrorist attack that day.
Olson would not speculate on who would be named as his successor, but he said he had "unparalleled admiration" for Paul Clement, his so-called political deputy, who has also been a key part of the legal team defending the administration's wartime legal strategies.
www.law.com /jsp/article.jsp?id=1087855527947   (551 words)

  
 American Politics Journal -- Olson, Bad Penny
Theodore Olson was at the center of three of those five plots.
The same Theodore Olson, and his wife Barbara, were at the core of the effort, which nearly succeeded in deposing a popular, duly elected president against the expressed will of the American people.
In 2000, Theodore Olson represented George W. Bush as conservative Republicans seized the presidency by forcing Florida to cease the counting of lawful votes through the machinations of the conservative Republican majority of the U.S. Supreme Court.
www.americanpolitics.com /20010523TedOlson.html   (1159 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com: Solicitor General Theodore Olson to Step Down
Theodore B. Olson, the forceful conservative litigator who served as the Bush administration's top attorney for three eventful years and who lost his wife in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, said yesterday that he is stepping down as U.S. solicitor general.
Olson's unusually public role in the campaign had a tragic personal dimension: His wife, Barbara, a lawyer and frequent television commentator, was aboard the jetliner that crashed into the Pentagon.
Olson was among the last remaining Justice officials who helped craft the administration's controversial and aggressive legal strategy on terrorism after the attacks.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A4128-2004Jun24?language=printer   (562 words)

  
 Gibson Dunn - Bio - Olson, Theodore (Bio)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Theodore B. Olson is a partner in Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher's Washington, D.C. office.  He is a member of the firm's Executive Committee, serves as Co-Chair of the Appellate and Constitutional Law Practice Group and a member of the Media and Entertainment Practice Group, and heads the firm's Crisis Management Team.
Olson was the Government's principal advocate in the United States Supreme Court, responsible for supervising and coordinating all appellate litigation of the United States, and a legal adviser to the President and the Attorney General.  As Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel during the Reagan Administration, Mr.
Olson was the Executive Branch's principal legal adviser, rendering legal guidance to the President and to the heads of the Executive Branch departments, preparing legal opinions on a wide range of constitutional and federal statutory questions, and assisting in formulating and articulating the Executive Branch's position on constitutional issues.
www.gibsondunn.com /insidegdc/whoswho/bio?contactId=ee1c0fc494153e55   (314 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / Nation / Washington / Solicitor General Theodore Olson to quit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Solicitor General Theodore Olson, who represented the Bush administration before the Supreme Court and became a voice for strong antiterrorism policies after his wife died in the Sept. 11 attacks, said Thursday he is resigning to return to law practice.
WASHINGTON -- Solicitor General Theodore Olson, who represented the Bush administration before the Supreme Court and became a voice for strong antiterrorism policies after his wife died in the Sept. 11 attacks, said Thursday he is resigning to return to law practice.
After the attacks, Olson became a personal symbol of the cost of terrorism and later took an unusually public role for an administration Supreme Court lawyer, particularly in support of its efforts to defeat terrorism.
www.boston.com /news/nation/washington/articles/2004/06/24/solicitor_general_theodore_olson_to_quit   (577 words)

  
 Statement on the Nomination of Theodore Olson to be Solicitor General - May 24, 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Olson’s testimony if he had said that at the time he was writing the articles and giving legal advice and talking about these matters with the staff, he had been unaware that those conversations were in connection with what came to be known as the "Arkansas Project." But that is not what Mr.
Olson’s strict definition of the "Arkansas Project," which apparently requires knowledge of the Scaife funding source, rather than the broader use of the term to describe the general activities of Clinton scandal mongering underway at the American Spectator from 1993 through 1998, his involvement was more than he described.
Olson has apparently down-played his involvement in the development and direction of "Arkansas Project" stories, perhaps to avoid any inconsistency with his initial representation to the Committee that he was not involved in the management of this project.
www.senate.gov /member/vt/leahy/general/press/200105/010524a.html   (6501 words)

  
 Statement on the Nomination of Theodore Olson to be Solicitor General - May 17, 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Olson has not shown a willingness or ability to be sufficiently candid and forthcoming with the Senate so that I would have confidence in his abilities to carry out the responsibilities of the Solicitor General and be the voice of the United States before the United States Supreme Court.
Olson’s testimony if he had said that at the time he was writing the articles and giving legal advice and talking about these matters with the staff, he had been unaware that those conversations were in connection with what came to be known as the ‘Arkansas Project’.
Olson was, "involved in the so-called ‘Arkansas Project’ at any time," he responded by saying what he did not do, and with reference to his membership on the Board of Directors: "As a member of the board of directors of the American Spectator, I became aware of that.
leahy.senate.gov /press/200105/010517.html   (6110 words)

  
 Democrats retreat on nomination of anti-Clinton conspirator Theodore Olson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Olson was subsequently the lead lawyer in federal lawsuits filed by the Republicans to block manual recounts of disputed ballots in Florida during last year's election impasse.
Olson's legal case was a direct attack on the principle of popular sovereignty, based, in part, on the contention that the American people had no constitutional right to vote for the president.
Olson wrote a memorandum that concluded with the statement that EPA administrator Anne M. Burford (then Anne Gorsuch), a conservative Republican and Reagan appointee, endorsed the view that executive privilege should be invoked.
www.wsws.org /articles/2001/may2001/ols1-m23.shtml   (2066 words)

  
 May + Shall = Can't: A fuzzy math word problem
Olson: Both of those statutes, both of those provisions say that the returns "may be" or "shall be filed by a certain deadline.
Olson: Well, the problem is that -- what we're saying is that either it's mandatory, in which case she could not accept them...
The truth of the matter, which Olson understands, is that whether or not the deadline is mandatory is dependent upon whether the "shall" or "may" standard is applied.
shinbone.home.att.net /mayshall.htm   (943 words)

  
 TAP: Web Feature: New Revelations About Ted Olson:. by Murray S. Waas. May 23, 2001.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Olson's representation of Hale was of particular interest to investigators because of the fact that Olson and his law firm provided $140,000 of legal services to Hale without much hope of ever being paid for them.
Olson's presence at which the matter discussed was legal representation for David Hale, who was facing congressional testimony and was in need of distinguished Washington counsel.
Olson's recollection of the meeting -- that its purpose was to consider finding counsel for Hale -- directly contradict his later statements to the Senate that he could not recall the December, 1993 meeting at all, and that he also could not recall who first approached him to represent Hale.
www.prospect.org /webfeatures/2001/05/waas-m-05-23.html   (2945 words)

  
 West Point Distinguished Lecture Series Proudly Presents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Olson has avoided giving public speeches since 9-11, he made it clear he would make an exception for the United States Military Academy due to his great respect for the institution and the cadets who attend.
Olson, the United States Senate confirmed him, and he took the oath of office on June 11, 2001.
Olson is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.
www.dean.usma.edu /law/newsletter/olson.htm   (348 words)

  
 Theodore Olson: a record of political reaction and provocation
Olson became a founder and leading light within the Federalist Society, an association of ultra-conservative lawyers co-chaired by Robert Bork, whom Reagan unsuccessfully attempted to place on the Supreme Court in 1987.
Olson's wife, Barbara Olson, was also an active player in the Republican vendetta, serving as legal counsel for House Republicans investigating some of the Clinton scandals that ultimately proved to be without substance.
Olson was the Republican's lead lawyer, and argued that the US Constitution does not provide for the popular election of the president.
www.wsws.org /articles/2001/may2001/ols2-m23.shtml   (510 words)

  
 Theodore B. Olson - SourceWatch
Theodore B. Olson, of Virginia, was appointed (http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2005/06/20050610.html) June 10, 2005, by President George W. Bush to be a Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.
Olson also was the head of the Washington D.C. chapter of the right-wing Federalist Society.
Olson wrote scathing articles about the Clinton administration and Janet Reno, and was involved in the "Arkansas Project" an effort by the American Spectator magazine to use private investigators to uncover damaging information regarding the Clintons.
www.sourcewatch.org /wiki.phtml?title=Theodore_B._Olson   (673 words)

  
 The Dubya Report - Republican Rush Olson Nomination Through
Olson denied being involved in the "origin and management" of the Arkansas project, but that statement has been contradicted in reports by Salon.com and the Washington Post.
The Arkansas Project was run from the offices of American Spectator magazine, a conservative monthly headquartered in Arlington, VA. Olson was a member of the magazine's board of directors, and reportedly was present at the founding meeting of the Arkansas Project on a boat in the Chesapeake Bay in November of 1993.
Olson reportedly wrote a memo in 1994 stating that his law firm had been asked to develop a " chart summarizing various federal and state criminal laws that may be implicated by conduct of certain public officials."
www.thedubyareport.com /olson.html   (943 words)

  
 Ted Olson vs. Partisanship - The solicitor general enters the Hypocrisy Hall of Fame. By Timothy Noah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ted Olson lost his wife on Sept. 11, 2001; she was on the American Airlines flight to Los Angeles that al-Qaida terrorists hijacked and crashed into the Pentagon.
Olson was a card-carrying member of the "right-wing conspiracy" to destroy President Bill Clinton through endless legal investigations of his personal life.
Olson never liked to advertise that fact—indeed, in his Senate confirmation hearings he so minimized his role in the American Spectator's get-Clinton "Arkansas Project," funded by the deep-pocketed Clinton-hater Richard Mellon Scaife, that an ungenerous person would call it perjury.
slate.msn.com /id/2099086   (576 words)

  
 #440: 06-24-04 SOLICITOR GENERAL THEODORE B. OLSON ANNOUNCES HIS RESIGNATION
Ted Olson was nominated by President Bush on February 14, 2001, confirmed by the U.S. Senate, and took the oath of office as the 42nd Solicitor General on June 11, 2001.
In thanking the President and Attorney General, Olson said, “I am also deeply indebted to you for your courage, judgment, leadership and perseverance in conducting the battle against the terrorists who attacked our people and our country on September 11, 2001 and in strengthening America’s defenses, and all of its citizens, from future such attacks.
Olson returned to Gibson, Dunn & 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 /opa/pr/2004/June/04_osg_440.htm   (632 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Senators deadlock on Olson nomination   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Democrats have questioned Olson's ties to an anti-Clinton group and whether he was evasive about his connections to that group during his confirmation hearing last month and in subsequent written inquiries.
Olson became familiar to the nation during his successful arguing of George W. Bush's Florida election case before the Supreme Court.
Olson, who was a member of the board of directors of the American Spectator Educational Foundation and represented the magazine, said he was not involved in the Arkansas Project.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2001-05-17-olson.htm   (421 words)

  
 Salon.com Politics | The first Ted Olson scandal
Theodore Olson's nomination to be the nation's next solicitor general suddenly appears to be in deep trouble, because of concerns by members of Congress that he was less than forthcoming in his testimony before them.
Olson's current problems stem from his failure to be forthcoming before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is deciding whether to forward his nomination to the larger Senate, when he testified before the committee in early April.
Olson was even cited for contempt of court while contesting the I.C. investigation -- a case he took all the way to the Supreme Court, where he lost decisively.
archive.salon.com /politics/feature/2001/05/14/independent_counsel   (719 words)

  
 bush solicitor general theodore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Solicitor General Theodore Olson, who argued Bush administration cases before the Supreme Court before and after his wife died in the Sept. 11 Pentagon crash, has submitted his resignation, a Justice Department official said Thursday.
Solicitor General Theodore Olson, who argued Bush administration cases before the Supreme Court before and after his wife died in the September 11 Pentagon crash, has submitted his resignation, a Justice Department official said yesterday.
Theodore B. Olson argued a series of historic cases before the Supreme Court as President Bush's solicitor general.
www.dow4u.com /articles2/37/bush-solicitor-general-theodore.html   (702 words)

  
 Bloomberg.com: U.S.
Olson, who represents the administration in cases before the Supreme Court, was appointed in 2001 after President George W. Bush took office.
Olson had successfully represented Bush in the Supreme Court case in 2000 that halted ballot counting in Florida and sealed Bush's election over Democrat Al Gore.
Olson's wife, legal commentator Barbara Olson, was killed during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
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