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Attorney General USA: against the (manifest) (weight of the) evidence n. An evidentiary standard allowing a trial judge to set aside a jury’s judgment or verdict and order a new trial when it clearly appears to the judge that the jury’s decision is unsupported by the credible evidence presented at trial; is based upon false evidence or some improper motive, bias, or feelings; or would result in a miscarriage of justice. However, this does not permit a judge to substitute the jury’s decision with his own merely because he disagrees with the decision.

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Age n. A period of time, especially one marking the time of existence or the duration of life.

Current Attorney General: age of capacity. The age, usually determined by statute, at which a person becomes legally capable of becoming a party to a contract, executing a testamentary document (such as a trust or will), initiating a lawsuit without a guardian, and so on. See capacity.

Age of consent. 1 The age, usually determined by statute, below which a person may not marry without parental consent. See also consent. 2 The age, usually determined by statute, below which a person is legally incapable of consenting.

Age of majority. The age, usually determined by statute, at which a person attains full civil, legal, and political rights. See also an age of consent.

age of reason. 1 The age, usually determined by statute, below which a child cannot be legally capable of committing a crime. 2 The age, usually determined by statute or case law, below which a child cannot be legally capable of committing a tort. legal age. The age, usually determined by statute, at which a person becomes legally capable to exercise a specific right or privilege or assuming a specific responsibility. For example, in many states, a person may legally drive an automobile once she is 16 years of age, but has to wait until she is 21 to legally drink alcohol. 

Attorney General n. The chief legal officer of the United States or of a state, who advises the federal or state government on legal matters, represents the federal or state government in litigation and heads the United States Department of Justice or a state’s legal department. Abbreviated A.G. See also solicitor(s) general and United States Attorney.

attorney, power of See power of attorney.

attorney’s fees n. The sum charged to a client by an attorney at law for the professional services performed for the client. The sum reflects a contingent fee, flat fee, hourly fee, compensation for out-of-pocket expenses, or some combination thereof. See also contingent fee and retainer.

attorney’s lien n. An encumbrance asserted by a lawyer against a client’s file, money, or property as security for unpaid legal fees. Strictly limited right to assert such a lien in most jurisdictions, and prohibited by ethical rules in others. Also referred to as a charging lien or retaining lien.

New Attorney General. In some jurisdictions, the prosecuting attorney.

solicitor(s) general n. The number two legal officer in a government, outranked only by the Attorney General. Especially the chief trial attorney for the executive branch of the government.

United States Attorney n. An attorney general appointed by the President of the United States to lead the United States government’s case in civil and criminal cases in a federal district court. A United States attorney works under the direction of the Attorney General of the States; each federal judicial district has one United States Attorney, with an office composed of multiple Assistant United States Attorneys. See also the district attorney.

A.G. Attorney General. The chief legal officer of the United States or of a state, who advises the federal or state government on legal matters, represents the federal or state government in litigation and heads the United States Department of Justice or a state’s legal department.

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