solicitor general

plural solicitors general

Definition of solicitor general

: a law officer appointed primarily to assist an attorney general

Examples of solicitor general in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Neal Katyal is a former acting U.S. solicitor general. NBC News, 8 May 2022 Separately, Elizabeth Murrill, Louisiana's solicitor general, representing a different set of states, said that the mandate is also unconstitutional. Ariane De Vogue, CNN, 7 Jan. 2022 Judd Stone, Texas' solicitor general, countered that in many cases those chaplains were state employees rather than outside pastors, rabbis or imams. John Fritze, USA TODAY, 9 Nov. 2021 Jonathan Mitchell, a former Texas solicitor general, sought a way around Section 1983 in particular and the federal courts in general. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 1 Nov. 2021 Roberts spent the 1980s working in President Ronald Reagan's administration, serving in the White House counsel's office before moving to the Department of Justice and becoming the principal deputy solicitor general. Orlando Mayorquin, USA TODAY, 3 May 2022 Several of the justices pressed Eric Feigin, deputy solicitor general who argued for the Biden administration, about the accommodations made for prisoners in the 13 federal executions carried out during the final months of the Trump administration. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 9 Nov. 2021 Rudofsky has contributed in the past to both Hutchinson's and Rutledge's re-election campaigns, and he was employed by Rutledge as the state's solicitor general before being nominated to the federal bench. Dale Ellis, Arkansas Online, 23 Feb. 2022 Marshall was unaware of all this when Johnson first called him in 1965, asking the federal appeals court judge to become solicitor general of the US. Janelle Davis, CNN, 16 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of solicitor general

1647, in the meaning defined above

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20 May 2022

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“Solicitor general.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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solicitor general

plural solicitors general

Legal Definition of solicitor general

: a law officer appointed primarily to assist an attorney general also : a federal law officer responsible for representing the government in court and especially the U.S. Supreme Court

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