Solicitor General


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Solicitor General

1. (in Britain) the law officer of the Crown ranking next to the Attorney General (in Scotland to the Lord Advocate) and acting as his assistant
2. (in New Zealand) the government's chief lawyer: head of the Crown Law Office and prosecutor for the Crown
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176) This reliance has granted the Solicitor General significant power to shape the development of the law.
The Solicitor General petitions for review in a small fraction of the cases that the government loses in the courts of appeals.
To be fair, Obama is using the Office of the Solicitor General the way it has always been used, to defend and expand government power in general, federal power over state power, and executive power over the powers of the other branches.
CVSGs are a unique feature of Supreme Court practice, and they underscore the special position of the Solicitor General in Supreme Court litigation.
Cruz's ad, called "Fighter," highlights the oppression his father faced in Cuba and Cruz's work as state solicitor general in the case of Jose Medellin, in which Texas fought for its right to execute a Mexican citizen convicted of rape and murder.
As solicitor general, Mitchell will supervise all of the state's appellate litigation, a job that includes representing the state at the U.
The Solicitor General also admitted that a softly-softly approach to rape victims may have backfired - by failing to expose at an early stage flaws in a prosecution case.
The report for the Solicitor General, Mike O'Brien, sets out the court case proceedings along with relevant sentencing guidelines, pre-sentence reports, and the mitigating and aggravating factors which affected the term handed out.
The post of Solicitor General is part of the office of the Attorney General.
Although Deputy Solicitor General Gregory Garre insisted that this would never happen, the judges pointed out that it could.
Ms Angiolini, who has been Solicitor General since 2001, was favourite to succeed Mr Boyd.