Attorney General

Definition

The chief law enforcement officer of the federal government or a state. The U.S. Attorney General represents the United States in litigation, oversees federal prosecutors, and advises the President and heads of federal, executive departments on legal matters. State attorneys general represent their states in litigation, oversee prosecutors, and advise members of their states' executive branches on legal matters.

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. Cuomo v. Clearing House Ass'n, L.L.C., 129 S.Ct. 2710 (2009).

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