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The Solicitor General
The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties
  • John R. Hermann, Trinity University
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The U.S. Solicitor General's Office is headed by the fourth-highest-ranking lawyer in the United States, and he is the official representative of the executive branch before the U.S. Supreme Court. He has a highly salient, unique, and special relationship with the nation's highest court. Congress established the Solicitor General's Office in 1870 when the Department of Justice was created.
David Schultz
M.E. Sharpe
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Hermann, J. R. (2004). The Solicitor General. In D. Schultz (Ed.), The encyclopedia of civil liberties. New York, NY: M.E. Sharpe.