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Title: Attorney General of Georgia
Author(s): R S Stubbs
Corporate Author: Georgia Office of the Attorney General
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 38
Sponsoring Agency: Georgia Office of the Attorney General
Atlanta, GA 30334
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Historical Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book presents a history of the office of the attorney general of the State of Georgia and a description of the current duties of the attorney general.
Abstract: The attorney general occupies a unique constitutional status in Georgia. He is both an executive and a judicial officer. In addition, he is given substantial responsibilities in the legislative branch of State government. The attorney general is elected to 4-year terms. Primary duties include providing information to the Governor when requested, acting as legal advisor to the executive departments of State government, representing the State in the Georgia Supreme Court in all capital felony cases, and classifying proposed constitutional amendments for submission to the electorate. The two areas of judicial activity most often associated with the attorney general are the rendering of opinions and the conducting of litigation in behalf of the State. Fifty men have served as attorney general of Georgia. The first was William Clifton, who served from 1754 through 1764. Subsequent attorneys general included William Stephens, George Walker, Alexander M. Allen, George Nelson Lester, and Warren Grice. Arthur Key Bolton has served as attorney general of the State since 1965. Numerous photographs are provided.
Index Term(s): Attorney General; Attorney General opinions; Georgia (USA); State government
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