United States Attorney General

The United States Attorney General is a government official and a member of the Cabinet of the United States and the Ministry of Justice of the United States without having to bear the title " Secretary" (Minister ).

His tasks include both advise the government on judicial matters, the control of law enforcement authorities and representing the United States in court. Therefore, it is composed by the German system as Minister of Justice and Attorney General. Meanwhile, the Attorney General negotiated only in cases of exceptional importance even before the Supreme Court, most agencies are today perceived by the Solicitor General of the United States.

1789, the Office of the Attorney General, was created by Congress of the United States with the purpose of tracking and representation in all litigation before the Supreme Court in which the United States is party. He also should the President and cabinet ministers advise on all legal issues. A separate Ministry of Justice was created in 1870 to support the Attorney General.

Was awarded a result of the Nanny - gate scandal in 1993, in which U.S. President Bill Clinton, the Office of the Attorney General vacated for the first time to a woman who had to withdraw her candidacy some candidates. First, Clinton nominated Zoe Baird, but for over two years a Peruvian couple who illegally employed was staying in the United States. She withdrew her candidacy back then. Clinton nominated among others, Charles Ruff, Ron Brown, Federico Peña, Barry Zigas and Warren Christopher, who had to withdraw her candidacy all but. Ultimately, was sworn in on February 11, 1993 Janet Reno became the first woman as Attorney General.

Current Attorney General is Eric Holder.

List of Attorneys General