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Questions relating to the position of Attorney General, the legal advisor to the government in many common law jurisdictions.

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In what way do "Pennsylvanians have a constitutional right to clean air and pure water"? State constitution or federal? Which article?

From CNN's February 22, 2023 Pennsylvania attorney general’s office will investigate Norfolk Southern after ‘criminal referral’ from state officials “Our office has been monitoring the train ...
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Has the FBI created a structure or apparatus for school boards to report threats from parents?

Some political controversy has been generated by Merrick Garland's October 4, 2021, memo to the FBI, which directed the agency to " dedicated lines of communication for threat reporting, ...
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Isn't there a conflict of interest when the president appoints a (former) judge as the attorney general?

Isn't Merrick Garland too conflicted to be Attorney General because he is a former Chief Judge on the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit? After his Chief Judgeship, Garland was nominated by and ...
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Can the president decriminalize marijuana without congressional action?

I've heard this many times before, I assume it's true and can't find any rejection of it. However, asking here for a second opinion. The Attorney General serves at the "pleasure of president&...
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Why is the head of the Department of Justice not called the Secretary of Justice?

In the United States, the Attorney General leads the Department of Justice. This stands in contrast to other federal executive departments whose leaders hold the title of "Secretary". Is ...
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Does the US President have the "right" to micromanage the US Department of Justice?

Derived from an earlier question DOJ's impossible job, the question is based on the comment: "Trump claims that he has the absolute right to micromanage the AG and he is probably correct." The ...
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Is there anything to prevent the U.S. Attorney General from helping political allies convicted of crimes?

Attorney General William Bar is in the news recently for pushing four federal prosecutors on the Roger Stone case to resign from the case. What, if any, checks and balances are there to prevent this ...
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Have Congressional Democrats asked the IG to investigate Barr’s actions?

Over the past four years, Congressional Republicans have asked the Inspector General (IG) for the Department of Justice to investigate a number of issues related to conduct by DOJ officials: Attorney ...
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