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 United States Attorney General - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States Attorney General is the head of the United States Department of Justice concerned with legal affairs and is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States government.
The office of Attorney General was established by Congress in 1789.
The Attorney General is a member of the President's Cabinet, the only member who is not given the title Secretary.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Attorney_General   (212 words)

  
 USDOJ: Office of the Attorney General
The Judiciary Act of 1789 created the Office of the Attorney General which evolved over the years into the head of the Department of Justice and chief law enforcement officer of the Federal Government.
The Attorney General represents the United States in legal matters generally and gives advice and opinions to the President and to the heads of the executive departments of the Government when so requested.
Since the 1870 Act that established the Department of Justice as an executive department of the government of the United States, the Attorney General has guided the world's largest law office and the central agency for enforcement of federal laws.
www.usdoj.gov /ag   (124 words)

  
 Office of the Attorney General - California Dept. of Justice
Attorney General Bill Lockyer was elected statewide to serve as the chief law officer of California.
It is the duty of the Attorney General to see that the laws of the state are uniformly and adequately enforced (California Constitution, Article V, Section 13.) The Attorney General carries out responsibilities of the office through the California Department of Justice.
Under the state Constitution, the Attorney General is elected to a four-year term in the same statewide election as the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Controller, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction and Insurance Commissioner.
ag.ca.gov /ag   (271 words)

  
 Understanding Your Voting Rights
These special provisions authorized the United States Attorney General to provide for examiners and observers to register voters and monitor elections, banned the use of tests, and also required these certain areas to submit any changes in their voting laws to the federal government for approval (this preapproval provision was called Apreclearance@).
While the Attorney General was successful at objecting to many plans which attempted to dilute the strength of the minority vote, it was significant that many local governments continued to refuse to comply with the Act.
States (and their subdivisions) can apply for early exemption from the special provisions by demonstrating a ten-year record of no voting discrimination, and by showing that they have complied with the law.
www.oag.state.ny.us /family/kids/crime/voting.html   (1937 words)

  
 United States Attorney General Office
The United States Attorney General John Ashcroft met ministers of Justice from the G8 countries in May 2004 to discuss pertinent issues of terrorism and crime that are on the increase.
The attorney general of a state is the chief legal officer of a state.
The attorney general is usually assisted by a chief deputy who assumes responsibility for coordinating and supervising the general management of the office.
www.clearleadinc.com /site/attorney-general.html   (835 words)

  
 United States v
THOMAS J. MURPHY, Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, New Haven, CT (Albert S. Dabrowski, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Anthony E. Kaplan, Assistant United States Attorney, New Haven, CT, of counsel), for Appellee.
In June of 1981 and January of 1982, Davis was convicted of offenses in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and lawfully was committed to the custody of the United States Attorney General.
On August 24, 1989, Davis was transferred by the Attorney General, acting through the United States Bureau of Prisons, to the custody of the State of Connecticut Department of Corrections ("CDC"), where he was housed as a sentenced federal prisoner at the Connecticut Correctional Institution at Somers, Connecticut ("Somers").
www.cjcentral.com /lawbook/davis.htm   (2653 words)

  
 John N. Mitchell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Newton Mitchell (September 15, 1913 – November 9, 1988) was the first United States Attorney General ever to be convicted of illegal activities and imprisoned.
As attorney general, Mitchell believed that the government's need for "law and order" justified restrictions on civil liberties.
He advocated the use of wiretaps in national security cases without obtaining a court order and the right of police to employ the preventive detention of criminal suspects.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/John_N._Mitchell   (587 words)

  
 Office of the Attorney General: United States Sales Corp. Settlement
Corporation Counsel Robert R. Rigsby announced today that his office and 48 state attorneys general have obtained a settlement that requires one of the country's largest sweepstakes companies to make dramatic changes to its promotional mailings and to refund more than $30 million to consumers.
The Attorneys General of Missouri, Arizona, California, Indiana, and Washington and the Corporation Counsel of the District of Columbia led the multi-state effort to reach the settlement.
United States Sales Corp. has agreed not to represent in the future that a customer is even a possible winner unless the company also discloses, in print of equal size and as part of the same representation, the conditions that must be satisfied in order for the customer to be determined to be the winner.
occ.dc.gov /occ/cwp/view,a,1223,q,531492.asp   (546 words)

  
 The National Methamphetamine Drug Conference - ONDCP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tom Monaghan is the United States Attorney for Nebraska, and it is a great privilege and pleasure to serve with you.
Attorney General Janet Reno speaks about the importance of partnership among federal, state and local officials.
When state and local law enforcement does not have the capacity to take down a lab or is unfamiliar with the problem, or if it is a small jurisdiction that has never had the problem before, we must ensure the DEA will have the necessary resources to respond.
www.ncjrs.org /ondcppubs/publications/drugfact/methconf/keynote1.html   (2199 words)

  
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In the 1960's, Clark climbed the career ladder rungs of a Presidential appointee, serving as Assistant Attorney General of the United States until 1965, Deputy Attorney General until 1967, and finally Attorney General until 1969.
And he was the first Attorney General to call for the elimination of the death penalty.
Upon his departure from the position of Attorney General, Clark began a career as a defense lawyer, representing and counseling individuals and groups he deemed to be victims of political repression and human rights violations.
www.discoverthenetworks.org /individualProfile.asp?indid=781   (378 words)

  
 GMU School of Law: Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Speaks at Mason Law
The text of Gonzales' speech is available on the web: Prepared Remarks of Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales at George Mason University, and photos of the event are posted on C-SPAN.
Attorney General Gonzales was sworn in as the nation’s 80th Attorney General in February 2005.
Gonzales was General Counsel to Governor Bush and was a partner with the law firm of Vinson and Elkins L.L.P. in Houston, Texas.
www.gmu.edu /departments/law/currnews/gonzales.html   (428 words)

  
 Homer S. Cummings 1870 - 1956
Cummings was appointed State's attorney for Fairfield county, an office which he still retains, and the duties of which he discharges with marked ability.
In 1910 he was the unanimous choice of the Democratic members of the General Assembly of Connecticut for United States Senator, and in 1916 was again a candidate, failing of election by a comparatively narrow margin, but again receiving the highest vote on his party ticket.
U.S. attorney general, was born in Chicago, Ill., son of Uriah C. Cummings manufacturer and authority on cement, and Audie Schuyler Stille'.
www.kichline.com /carrie/ICFA/homer.htm   (2648 words)

  
 08/30/94 JOHN DOE v. ATTORNEY GENERAL UNITED STATES
[6] Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
He stated that the FBI should not be concerned because, even if a staff member was infected, there would be no risk to the patients because of the facility's adherence to standard infection control procedures.
[38] The district court stated that "the Act permits an employer to make inquiry about an individual's disability if the information sought is relevant to his ability to do the job or to the safety of patients or coworkers." Id. We agree with this statement of the law.
www.aegis.com /law/fedapp/9D/1994/1994C095307.html   (2723 words)

  
 Save our Courts - Press Room
Finally, the Attorney General has the authority to appoint a special counsel to investigate and, if appropriate, prosecute matters when the Attorney General concludes that extraordinary circumstances exist such that the public interest would be best served by removing the matter from the Justice Department.
It will be imperative for the Attorney General to question and challenge unilateral exercise of executive authority when matters of constitutional concern and violations of our federal laws demand that the Attorney General protect individual civil liberties or civil rights.
MALDEF is concerned that Judge Gonzales, as Attorney General, may delegate such important federal civil and criminal immigration authority to state and local law enforcement already overburdened with responsibilities to protect and serve at the local level without the appropriate due process protections that must remain guaranteed at the federal level.
saveourcourts.civilrights.org /press_room/details.cfm?id=27553   (701 words)

  
 Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) Hot News-U.S. Attorney General Office Launches Surprise Inspections of CCTV ...
During the week of November 8, 1999, the United States Attorney General’s office launched a series of surprise inspections targeted against the manufacturers and distributors of CCTV equipment possessing COVERT AUDIO capabilities.
Of particular interest to the Attorney General’s office are products that are designed to intentionally mislead as to their true purpose, such as CCTV cameras with covert audio capabilities.
We were able to discuss this matter with an official in the Office of Enforcement Operations within the Criminal Division who confirmed that this is an area of interest to the Attorney General and the U.S. Attorneys around the country.
www.csaaul.org /CCTVandDOJSurpriseInspections.htm   (831 words)

  
 The Avalon Project : United States Attorney's Office; August 28, 1998
Specifically, the defendant is charged with murder within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, conspiring to commit murder, and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction.
SCRILIRO stated: "Having just returned from Kenya and Tanzania, I saw firsthand the doggedness and determination of the many investigators from the United States, including the FBI/New York City Police Department Joint Terrorist Task Force.
Assistant United States Attorneys PATRICK J. GARCIA, and KENNETH M. KARAS are in charge of the prosecution.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/terrorism/t_0023.htm   (869 words)

  
 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FORMER UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS
It was established to promote, defend and further the integrity and the preservation of the litigating authority and independence of the office of the United States Attorney as one of the principal instrumentalities through which the President of the United States carries out his constitutional obligation that the laws be faithfully executed.
And there are regularly interesting panel presentations, such as the prosecutors from the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing cases in Birmingham, attorneys for both Presidential candidates in the 2000 election dispute in Florida, and a presentation by both the prosecutor and defense counsel in the Oklahoma City bombing case.
The recipient is also the Association’s guest for the meeting and generally makes a presentation in an area of his or her expertise of federal practice.
www.nafusa.org   (441 words)

  
 Chris Asplen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Asplen was appointed as the Executive Director of the United States Attorney General’s National Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence.
The Commission forwarded to the Attorney General recommendations and publications on issues ranging from the development and expansion of forensic DNA databases, the use of DNA in postconviction cases, the identification and collection of crime scene evidence, laboratory funding, scientific advances and ethical considerations in the use of DNA.
Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office, he was the Director of the DNA unit of the National District Attorney’s Association where he trained prosecutors and law enforcement officers on the effective use of DNA technology to solve and prosecute crimes.
www.dnaresource.com /New_Folder/DNA/chris_asplen2.htm   (310 words)

  
 United States Marshals History
It comes as a surprise to many to find the United States Marshals and their deputies are alive and flourishing in the 20th century as modern professional law enforcement officers functioning as officers of the Federal Courts and agents of the Department of Justice.
The United States Marshal is appointed by the President of the United States and approved by the U.S. Senate for a period of 4 years.
The Marshals for Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands are appointed by the United States Attorney General for a period of 6 years.
www.silverstarcollectables.com /usmshistory.htm   (1675 words)

  
 Research Guide on Attorney General's Opinions : Vanderbilt University Law School   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The United States Attorney General, as head of the Department of Justice and chief law officer of the federal government, represents the United States in legal matters generally and gives advice and opinions to the president and to executive federal departments when requested.
The Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States from Volume one (1791) to Volume 30 (1916) are classified at KF5406.A618.
In 1977, the official opinions are published in Opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department Justice.
law.vanderbilt.edu /library/research/attorney.html   (216 words)

  
 Wheaton College: News: Attorney General Reno to speak at Wheaton
Nominated by President Bill Clinton on February 11, 1993, Reno was sworn in as the nation's seventy-eighth attorney general on March 12, 1993.
She has worked in private practice as a partner in a Miami law firm and was appointed State Attorney for Dade County, Florida, in 1978.
As Attorney General of the United States, Reno has focused a variety of issues, including reduction of crime and violence through tough sentencing for repeat offenders, prevention and early intervention efforts to keep children away from gangs, drugs and violence, and enforcement of civil rights.
www.wheatonma.edu /News/pr20001108a.html   (395 words)

  
 Reason: Second thoughts - Ashcroft's 'Reasonable Restrictions' - John Ashcroft, General attorney; United States - Brief ...
ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN Ashcroft has drawn harsh criticism from anti-gun activists for noting that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms.
In a November memo to federal prosecutors, Ashcroft endorsed United States v.
More generally, the court said "limited, narrowly tailored specific exceptions or restrictions for particular cases" may be consistent with the Second Amendment.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1568/is_4_34/ai_89389277   (486 words)

  
 Michael Lambert, lawyers in Crown Point, IN, Indiana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When a trial court instructs a jury on the required mental state for an offense, the trial court should define the particular mental state that is required for the offense, that is, whether the mental state is intentional, knowing, reckless, or criminal negligence.
If the required mental state only concerns a defendant's conduct or circumstances surrounding the conduct, the instruction should only include language regarding the defendant's conduct or the circumstances.
If the required mental state only concerns the result of the defendant's conduct, the instruction should not include language on the defendant's conduct or the circumstances.
www.lawyers.com /lambertlaw/article.jsp?practArea=38&articleIndex=0   (561 words)

  
 U.S. Newswire : Releases : "Former Attorney General Civiletti to Receive Justice Award"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Civiletti served as attorney general of the United States under President Jimmy Carter from 1979 to 1981.
He was the deputy attorney general during the first part of the Carter administration.
He is a member of the Lawyers Committee of the National Center for State Courts, a nonprofit court reform organization dedicated to improving the administration of justice by providing leadership and service to the state courts.
releases.usnewswire.com /GetRelease.asp?id=44979   (465 words)

  
 01/18/95 JOHN DOE v. ATTORNEY GENERAL UNITED STATES
Doe stated that the FBI should not be concerned because, even if a staff member were infected, there would be no risk to the patients because of the facility's adherence to standard infection control procedures.
The staff of the facility responded not by confirming or denying whether a staff member had AIDS, but by stating, as had Dr. Doe, that they followed accepted infection control procedures and that there was no risk during a physical examination.
Thus, based on the district court's findings of fact, we hold that Dr. Doe has not carried his burden to make a prima facie case that he was otherwise qualified for the purposes of this action for damages.
www.aegis.com /law/fedapp/9D/1995/1995C09277.html   (2925 words)

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