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To: cotton1706

Here’s my thought: what the devil is a Solicitor General?


2 posted on 11/17/2016 6:17:41 PM PST by utahagen
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To: utahagen

The government’s lawyer. Cruz is the longest-serving solicitor general in Texas history.


6 posted on 11/17/2016 6:20:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: utahagen

The United States Solicitor General is the third-highest-ranking official (co-equal in ranking with the United States Associate Attorney General) in the U.S. Department of Justice. The United States Solicitor General is the person appointed to represent the federal government of the United States before the Supreme Court of the United States.

The Solicitor General determines the legal position that the United States will take in the Supreme Court. In addition to supervising and conducting cases in which the government is a party, the office of the Solicitor General also files amicus curiae briefs in cases in which the federal government has a significant interest in the legal issue. The office of the Solicitor General argues on behalf of the government in virtually every case in which the United States is a party, and also argues in most of the cases in which the government has filed an amicus brief.

In the federal courts of appeal, the Office of the Solicitor General reviews cases decided against the United States and determines whether the government will seek review in the Supreme Court. The Office of the Solicitor General also reviews cases decided against the United States in the federal district courts and approves every case in which the government files an appeal.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solicitor_General_of_the_United_States


7 posted on 11/17/2016 6:21:21 PM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12)
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To: utahagen

A price is needed to remove the Cruz from the Senate. Once his replacement is a Republic he should be a SC or AG.


19 posted on 11/17/2016 8:02:19 PM PST by keving (We get the government we vote)
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To: utahagen
Sessions for Attorney General, would be the boss if you will, hire / fire, approve or disapprove whether or not to bring a lawsuit, settle a lawsuit, and much more, this is just a quick snapshot.

Cruz as Solicitor General, would be the one actually in court prosecuting a case, say before The Supreme Court of The United States, or other Federal Courts. Again this is just a quick snapshot.

I am using the word snapshop, as in trying to keep it simple, and in less then 10 words. Both jobs require people with experience.

25 posted on 11/17/2016 9:39:51 PM PST by Stanwood_Dave ("Testilying." Cop's don't lie, they just Testily{ing} as taught in their respected Police Academy.)
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