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03/02/2005 The first Hispanic attorney general


Senate Confirms Gonzales as Attorney General - 2005


Bush appoints first Hispanic Attorney General

Alberto R. Gonzales is an American lawyer who served as the 80th United States Attorney General, appointed in February by President George W. Bush, becoming the highest-ranking Hispanic American in executive government to date. He was the first Hispanic to serve as White House Counsel.
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    • Essentials 

    • Personal 

    • Recognition 

    • Counsel to Governor Bush 

    • Support for use of torture 

    • Executive Order 13233 

    • Energy Task Force secrecy 

    • Attorney general 

    • Right to writ of habeas corpus in the U.S. Constitution 

    • Dismissal of U.S. attorneys 

    • NSA domestic eavesdropping program 

    • Speculation on Supreme Court nomination 

    • Demand 

    • Successor 

    • Investigations 

    • Texas Tech University 

    • Grand jury indictment 

    • International investigation 

    • Texas Supreme Court opinions