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NEWS: Solicitor General Ted Olson Submits Resignation

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posted on Jun, 25 2004 @ 02:46 AM
Solicitor General Ted Olson, perhaps best known the man whose wife, Barbara Olson, perished on the 9-11 flight that crashed into the Pentagon, has submitted his resignation.
Olson was appointed Solicitor General on June 11, 2001 by John Ashcroft. He has argued dozens of cases before the Supreme Court on behalf of the White House, inlcuding lawsuits brought by families of some prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and hearings regarding Dick Cheney's energy task force.
Olson represented President Bush and Vice President Cheney in the Supreme Court case that ultimately swung the 2000 presidential election to the Republicans. After joining the Justice Department, he argued numerous high-profile cases involving campaign finance reform, the government's powers in the war on terrorism and others.

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The reason for Olson's resignation has not been released.

[edit on 25-6-2004 by Banshee]


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