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United States Attorney General

Overview#

United States Attorney General is a member of the United States Cabinet Department member appointed by the President of the United States of America and the head of the United States Department of Justice, is the top Law Enforcement Agency officer and lawyer for the United States federal government.

United States Attorney General may need to be distinguished from the Solicitor General, a high Justice Department official with the responsibility of representing the government before the United States Supreme Court. In cases of exceptional importance, however, the United States Attorney General may choose personally to represent the government to the United States Supreme Court.

The individual United States and territories, as well as the federal capital of Washington, D.C. also have Attorney Generals with similar responsibilities. The majority of state attorneys general are chosen by popular election

In nearly all United States jurisdictions the Attorney General is the chief Law Enforcement Agency officer of that jurisdiction.

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