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the chief law officer of a country or state

the person who holds the position of secretary of the Justice Department

the position of the head of the Justice Department and the chief law enforcement officer of the United States

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APPENDIX II: STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL REFUSALS TO DEFEND
He delineates three types of attorneys general, according to their relationships with the president.
We, the undersigned Attorneys General, write to express our concern about recent DEA actions with respect to prescription pain medication policy end to request a joint meeting with you .
The attorneys general cited a June study from Dartmouth Medical School that claimed 10-to-14-year-olds who watched movies with a lot of smoking were more likely to smoke than those who viewed less on-screen puffing.
In mid June, 49 attorneys general filed a friend-of-the-court brief arguing for a reversal of the 9th Circuit's ruling in Newdow v.
Attorneys General serve as the head of their state's department of law and advise state agencies on all legal matters.
Cigarette producers, faced with pressure from state attorneys general and public health groups, have dropped their demand for complete legal protection as a condition in the tobacco settlement talks, said people involved in the negotiations.
NYSE: FDC), today announced that it has entered into a joint effort with State Attorneys General to combat consumer fraud.
But attorneys general from about 25 states, as well as the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission, agreed to pursue the case further, said George Weber, a Massachusetts assistant attorney general.
Motley Rice attorneys gained global recognition for their pioneering work on behalf of asbestos victims, the State Attorneys General in their landmark litigation against Big Tobacco, and the 9/11 families in their groundbreaking lawsuit against terrorist financiers.
But the two attorneys general declared their intention to charge Deri, the head of the religious Shas party, with fraud, extortion and obstruction of justice, confirming the allegations originally made by Israeli television that he had pushed for the appointment of Bar-On to secure an attorney general who would extricate Deri from an ongoing corruption trial.
Such statements may include, without limitation, discussions concerning the matters raised in the complaint filed by the New York Attorney General's Office stating a claim for, among other things, fraud and violations of New York State antitrust and securities laws, the complaint filed by the Connecticut Attorney General and numerous other investigations being conducted by other state attorneys general and state superintendents or commissioners of insurance, elimination of market services agreements ("MSA"), the new business model of Marsh Inc.
Liggett received wide publicity last week when it struck a deal to resolve claims by 22 state attorneys general.
But the position of several state attorneys general was that America Online's aggressive marketing campaign, combined with the frequent failure to supply the advertised new service, amounted to a deceptive business practice.
WASHINGTON -- In the September 2005 installment of Organization Trends, John Gizzi, political editor for Human Events, examines and scrutinizes the role of state attorneys general in the article "State Attorneys General: A National Association of Aspiring Governors?