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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I don't expect you to appreciate this but believe me, this is an act of kindness to a fellow lawyer," the Solicitor General assured.
Before taking over as Solicitor General, Kumar served as counsel for the Gujarat government as well as amicus curiae in several cases in the Supreme Court.
As deputy White House counsel, Verrilli was little known outside Washington legal circles when Obama nominated him for solicitor general in 2011.
Mitt Romney, played a small but crucial role in the Watergate crisis as the solicitor general under President Richard M.
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.
And Part III suggests a practical solution to the controversy: denying certiorari in all rationale-confession-of-error cases unless the Solicitor General can identify a controlling error of law.
This Comment argues that the Solicitor General should behave more zealously in his (3) advocacy at the petition stage, which will almost certainly require him to file more cert.
In March, for example, Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal argued that the Supreme Court should dismiss a lawsuit against former Attorney General John Ashcroft by Abdullah al-Kidd, a U.
At the time of the offence, she was still solicitor general under the last Labour government.
By way of background, the Solicitor General is an Executive Branch officer within the United States Department of Justice who is charged with, among other things, representing the interests of the United States before the Supreme Court.
The court has asked Paul Clement, the solicitor general of the United States, to file a brief expressing his views on the case, MetLife et al.