Edwin Meese


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Meese, Edwin, III

(1931–  ) lawyer, cabinet member; born in Oakland, Calif. A conservative deputy district attorney (1958–67) and California legal affairs secretary (1967–74), he prosecuted antiwar students for Governor Ronald Reagan. Director of the San Diego Center for Criminal Justice (1977–80), he became Reagan's presidential counsel (1981–85). As attorney general (1985–88), he was accused of impeding the Iran-Contra investigation by allowing conspirators to destroy evidence. He returned to California and took up the private practice of law.
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O* Hans von Spakovsky is a senior legal fellow in the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation.
In 1986, the Iran-Contra affair erupted as President Ronald Reagan and Attorney General Edwin Meese revealed that profits from secret arms sales to Iran had been diverted to Nicaraguan rebels.
The Commission was established by the FY 2014 Omnibus Appropriations bill, and its members include former Attorney General Edwin Meese, former Congressman and Ambassador Tim Roemer, and national security expert and Georgetown University Professor Bruce Hoffman.
Former Attorney General Edwin Meese, former Ambassador Tim Roemer, who also served in Congress, and long-time national security analyst and Georgetown University professor Bruce Hoffman have been appointed to serve on the commission, which also is tasked with probing the success and failure with which the FBI "is addressing the evolving threat of terrorism today.
In recounting California's problems in his memoir about his time working for Reagan, Edwin Meese III listed a host of issues that lured voters away from the big cities of the East: "high taxes, urban sprawl and traffic congestion, environmental disputes, crime, a large welfare class, and so on.
attorney general Edwin Meese Ill and former Marshals Service associate director Howard Safir were on hand to mark the occasion on November 9th.
This structure repeats the mistakes of the 1986 amnesty, which, as noted by former Attorney General Edwin Meese, is precisely the same as this 'deal,' and only encourages more illegal immigration.
There is also Edwin Meese, who was US attorney general under President Ronald Reagan and is now a senior fellow at the nation's best-known conservative think tank, the Heritage Foundation.
The ADF is headed by Alan Sears, who worked alongside former Attorney General Edwin Meese during the Reagan years.
The 1980 Black Alternative Conference featuring an anti-government intervention theme proved "the start of something really important," according to President Reagan's legal counsel, Edwin Meese III.
That debate, which had been proceeding quietly in American law schools, burst into noisy and public view in July 1985 with a speech by then-Attorney General Edwin Meese III to the American Bar Association that called for a jurisprudence of original intention.
Attorney General Richard Thornburg, a member of the ABA's task force on that issue, and former Attorney General Edwin Meese, both of whom supported the bill, as do a variety of business and civil liberties groups.