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.
The Solicitor GeneralThe Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties
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Citation InformationHermann, J. R. (2004). The Solicitor General. In D. Schultz (Ed.), The encyclopedia of civil liberties. New York, NY: M.E. Sharpe.