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  United States Solicitor General - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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.
Solicitor General Paul Clement made such a confession in January 2005 regarding a law prohibiting the display of marijuana policy reform ads in public transportation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Solicitor_General   (268 words)

  
 Solicitor General - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
In the Republic of Ireland the Solicitor General is known as the Chief State Solicitor.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Solicitor_General   (435 words)

  
 United States Solicitor General - dKosopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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/Solicitor_General   (240 words)

  
 Solicitor General   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the United States the Solicitor General is that person represents or advises a government when it party to a suit generally in front its supreme court.
The Office of Chief Solicitor is a branch of the Attorney General 's Office.
In the United Kingdom the Solicitor General is the Attorney General's deputy and will often represent the General in the House of Commons if the Attorney General is a of the House of Lords.
www.freeglossary.com /Solicitor_General   (304 words)

  
 Thurgood Marshall Papers (Library of Congress)
The majority of the papers document Marshall's career as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1961-1965; as United States Solicitor General, 1965-1967; and as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1967-1991.
As in the Solicitor General series, docket numbers of the appellate and in forma pauperis cases from 1967 to 1970 were supplemented by a two-digit prefix number supplied by Manuscript Division staff to assist in identifying the term in which cases are located.
The opinion files generally document Marshall's many concurrences with the majority position of the court during his early years and the increase in his dissents as the court's position changed during the latter part of his tenure.
www.loc.gov /rr/mss/text/marshall.html   (5900 words)

  
 SCOTUSblog: Yesterday's Argument in Goodman v. Georgia and U.S. v. Georgia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
United States Solicitor General Paul Clement argued that the conclusion that Title II validly abrogated state sovereign immunity in the prison context followed from the Court's prior decisions in Nevada Department of Human Resources v.
Georgia and its state amici also raised the specter of states paying damages for claims that were far afield of any constitutional violations – e.g., a prisoner claim for equal access to the TV room or recreational activities.
Goodman and the United States urged that Title II was "congruent and proportional" because it primarily targeted violations of constitutional rights, while Georgia and its state amici argued there was a substantial gap between the statute and the Constitution.
www.scotusblog.com /movabletype/archives/2005/11/yesterdays_argu_2.html   (1062 words)

  
 solicitor general of the united states   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The United States Solicitor General is the individual tasked with arguing for the United States...
of the District of Columbia, to be Solicitor General of the United States, November 5, 1997...
Roosevelt nominated Solicitor General Jackson to be Attorney General of the United States.
www.dow4u.com /articles2/66/solicitor-general-of-the-united-states.html   (641 words)

  
 OhioLINK ETD: Ditslear, Corey
This dissertation explores whether the Office of the Solicitor General's success is the result of influence on the justices by controlling for the justices' ideologies and the other potential influences on the justices' decisions such as public opinion, Congress, state governments, petitioner bias, and the experience of the attorneys for the period of 1953-1999.
I find that the Office of the Solicitor General does exert an independent influence on the decisions of the justices that is robust across a variety of different subcategories of the data as well as for the entire dataset.
The influence of the Office of the Solicitor General is on a par with the impact of the justices' own ideologies.
rave.ohiolink.edu /etdc/view?acc_num=osu1041543128   (370 words)

  
 Justices Weigh Executions of Young Killers
Missouri appealed to the United States Supreme Court, arguing that the state court lacked authority to reject the Supreme Court's last decision on the question, a 1989 ruling that upheld capital punishment for 16- and 17-year-olds.
She noted that the number of states that have rejected execution of those younger than 18 was "about the same" as the number that had rejected execution of the retarded in the years leading up to the court's ruling in that case.
Of the 38 states with a death penalty, 19 have a minimum age of 18.
www.thepowerhour.com /news/young_killers.htm   (1225 words)

  
 National Petroleum News: Solicitor general says review unwarranted in unocal case. (Top of the News).@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On Jan. 19, the United States Solicitor General has said that "further review is not warranted" in the case of Unocal's cleaner-burning-gasoline patent.
In a brief filed with the United States Supreme Court, the Solicitor General said that the court should deny the request by the six oil companies for a hearing on Unocal's patent.
The Solicitor General had been invited by the Supreme Court in October to file a brief expressing the views of the United States on issues raised by the major oil companies who have sought to invalidate Unocal's '393 patent.
highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?docid=1G1:82015181&...   (219 words)

  
 United States Attorney General - dKosopedia
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 members of the Department of Justice represent the United States in legal matters generally and offer advice and opinions to the President and to the heads of the executive departments of the Government when so requested.
The Attorney General appears in person to represent the Government before the Supreme Court of the United States in cases of exceptional importance.
www.dkosopedia.com /index.php/United_States_Attorney_General   (162 words)

  
 Biography of Preeta D.Bansal
Until October 2001, she served as the Solicitor General of the State of New York, during the first three years of the administration of Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.
She served as a law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens of the United States Supreme Court (1990-1991) and to Chief Judge James L. Oakes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1989-1990).
Bansal was born in Roorkee, India and came to the United States with her family at the age of 3.
www.ialipac.org /board/preeta.html   (725 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)

  
 DebatingRacialPreference - GRATZ-OralArgument
No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
GENERAL OLSON: We submit Justice Souter, that the changes which they referred to as mechanics were cosmetics, that ultimately, the system was intended to, and they acknowledge, to produce the same outcome as the prior system.
GENERAL OLSON: What we're saying is that if you assume that because you are white or you are red or you are brown or you are fl, you must have certain experiences and you must have certain viewpoints.
www.debatingracialpreference.org /GRATZ-OralArgument.htm   (10755 words)

  
 Wade McCree, Jr. : Solicitor General of the United States
WADE McCREE, Jr.: SOLICITOR GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES
He served there until 1977, when he left to become solicitor general of the United States, the second African-American to hold that office - Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall was the first.
As solicitor general, McCree personally argued 25 cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, including the Richard Nixon presidential tapes case and the Bakke "reverse discrimination" case.
www.harvardsquarelibrary.org /unitarians/mccree.html   (1088 words)

  
 DebatingRacialPreference-GRUTTER-OralArgument
GENERAL OLSON: Yes, I'm suggesting that the Court will want to look at each of these individual situations according to the circumstances and that may be a factor in that context.
GENERAL OLSON: But that person -- that person if he went to Exeter and he has a great GPA and so forth gets an extra opportunity either a portion of the class is set aside for that individual solely on the basis of race, irrespective of his experience.
GENERAL OLSON: Justice Breyer, *I don't believe that that is the stated motive* of the Texas plan or the California or the Florida plan.
www.debatingracialpreference.org /GRUTTER-OralArgument.htm   (11251 words)

  
 Moritz College of Law - Communications: Ohio State Moritz Law Professor to Argue before U.S. Supreme Court
The Sixth Circuit invalidated the statute as a violation of the United States Constitution's Establishment Clause.
The prison inmates appealed the decision to the United States Supreme Court.
Graduates of the school reside in all 50 states and 20 other countries and include justices of the Ohio Supreme Court, current and former U.S. senators and representatives, managing partners in law firms of all sizes, chief executive officers of Fortune 500 corporations, and attorneys with nonprofit organizations and public interest law firms.
moritzlaw.osu.edu /communications/newsreleases/2005/031705.html   (488 words)

  
 Medicare Fraud Whistleblower West Coast's Premier Qui Tam Attorney Defense Fraud   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The firm's efforts for its clients are unmatched and include represenation of its clients in meetings with the Office of the Vice President of the United States, the Solicitor General of the United States, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Pentagon representatives and members of the Senate and House of Representatives.
Benson is admitted to practice law in California and Alaska and before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, the Ninth Circuit and the Armed Forces, and the United States District Courts of Alaska, California and the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
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www.warrenbensonlaw.com /firm.html   (1258 words)

  
 Excerpts from Arguments Before the Supreme Court
Kirk O. Kolbo argued for the plaintiffs; Theodore B. Olson, the United States Solicitor General, argued in support of them; Maureen E. Mahoney defended the law school and John Payton defended the College.
OLSON Justice Breyer, I don't believe that that is the stated motive of the Texas plan or the California or the Florida plan.
MAHONEY The Solicitor General acknowledges that diversity may be a compelling interest but contends that the University of Michigan Law School can achieve a diverse student body through facially race neutral means.
aad.english.ucsb.edu /docs/untitled-51.html   (2146 words)

  
 State Attorneys General Ask Supreme Court to Hear 2 Reporters' Case - New York Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The attorneys general of 34 states and the District of Columbia filed a brief in the United States Supreme Court supporting the reporters, Judith Miller of The New York Times and Matthew Cooper of Time magazine.
State court judges considering subpoenas for reporters' sources usually balance two competing interests: the importance of the evidence versus the damage that forcing reporters to talk may do to the flow of information to the public.
Cooper along with Theodore B. Olson, a former United States solicitor general, said the brief filed by the attorneys general might strike a chord with the Supreme Court, which has been concerned with the relationship between the federal government and the states.
www.nytimes.com /2005/05/28/national/28leak.html?ex=1274932800&en=dcc7f52f43dc4696&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss   (1015 words)

  
 News ForUM | The University of Montana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The UM School of Law will host Solicitor General Theodore Olson when he speaks at 10 a.m.
Olson, the United States' 42nd solicitor general, will give the next installment in the William B. Jones and Judge Edward A. Tamm Judicial Lecture Series.
He was a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher before serving President Reagan as assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel from 1981 to 1984.
www.umt.edu /urelations/nf/091503/law.htm   (209 words)

  
 Ireland Information Guide , Irish, Counties, Facts, Statistics, Tourism, Culture, How
The Solicitor General is a cabinet position in several countries, dealing with legal affairs.
In the United States the Solicitor General is that person who represents or advises a government when it is party to a suit, generally in front of its supreme court.
In Canada, at both the federal and provincial level, Solicitors General have been responsible for administering the police, prisons and jails.
www.irelandinformationguide.com /Solicitor_General   (213 words)

  
 Press Release 2001/16 :   LaGrand (Germany v. United States of America)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Court further states that the United States not only breached its obligations to Germany as a State party to the Convention, but also that there had been a violation of the individual rights of the LaGrand brothers under Article 36, paragraph 1, which rights can be invoked in the Court by their national State.
This provision requires the United States to "enable full effect to be given to the purposes for which the rights accorded [under Article 36] are intended".
It finds the same to be true of the United States Solicitor General's categorical statement in his brief letter to the United States Supreme Court that "an order of the International Court of Justice indicating provisional measures is not binding".
www.icj-cij.org /icjwww/ipresscom/ipress2001/ipresscom2001-16_20010627.htm   (958 words)

  
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In the manufacturers' petition for a writ of certiorari, Olson argues the District is directly regulating interstate commerce in firearms in violation of the Commerce and Due Process clauses of the Constitution and improperly projecting its public policy choices on firearms nationwide, in violation of bedrock principles of federalism enshrined in the Constitution.
Olson was Solicitor General of the United States during the period 2001-2004.
Olson is one of the nation's premier appellate and United States Supreme Court advocates.
www.nssf.org /common/PR/072005.cfm?wTPL=X&print=X&PR=X   (562 words)

  
 Press Releases -- University of the Pacific
(April 30, 2004) -- United States Solicitor General Theodore (Ted) Olson, who has the primary responsibility for deciding which cases to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court and presenting the Government's case, will be the keynote speaker at University of Pacific’s convocation ceremony Friday, May 14, 5:30 p.m.
The Solicitor General distinguished himself while still an undergraduate at the University of the Pacific.
Olson was nominated by President Bush to be the 42nd Solicitor General of the United States and took the oath of office on June 11, 2001.
www.uop.edu /homepage/news/releases/2004/2004-0430-us-solicitor.asp   (325 words)

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