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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at 364 (Breyer, J., dissenting) (decrying Court's failure to seek the views of the Solicitor General on the foreign-relations impact of the pending execution of a foreign national).
The Administrative Code provides that the solicitor general is "the principal law officer and legal defender of the government." Itshall also represent "the Government of the Philippines, its agencies and instrumentalities and its officials and agents in any litigation, proceeding, investigation or matter requiring the services of a lawyer.
Commenting on his appointment, Solicitor General Michael Ellis said:
I am honored to be sworn in as Solicitor General for England and Wales.
The SC held three-day oral arguments on the issue in 2017 and subsequently directed the Office of the Solicitor General to submit within 60 days pertinent documents which include the list of persons killed in legitimate police operations from July 1, 2016, to November 30, 2017; list of deaths under investigation from July 1, 2016, to November 30, 2017; list of Chinese and Filipino-Chinese drug lords who have been neutralized; list of drugs involved whether shabu, cocaine, marijuana, opioids, etc.; comparative tables in index crimes; statistics of internal cleansing within the police force; and drug watch lists in affected areas.
Notably, Additional Solicitor General, appointed under Law Officers Act 1987, is the third largest law officer of the Central Government.
A row of conservative "jurists of the year" on display in the office of the Texas solicitor general.
"For five years, Solicitor General Don Verrilli has fought in our nation's highest court for a better future, winning landmark cases that moved America forward," Obama said in a statement.
The Shadow Solicitor General provides support to the Shadow Attorney General on civil litigation and advice on civil law matters and on the public interest function.
She made history when she became the first woman Senior State Counsel, the first woman Deputy Solicitor General, the first woman Additional Solicitor General and the first woman Solicitor General and first ever woman Attorney General of Sri Lanka.
A Crown Office spokesman said: "The Solicitor General's position on domestic abuse is well known and has been widely welcomed.