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CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Attorney General is to develop research and defenses for potential attacks in courts of the United States against the Confederacy and Confederate Citizens in order to assist their defense counsel in their defense.  An important adjunct of this mission will be to enlist a cadre’ of defense counsel who will be the court troops of the Department of Justice as authorized by Act 29 of the  CSA Congress in 1861.

It shall be the duty of the Attorney General to prosecute and conduct all suits in the CSA Supreme Court, in which the Confederate States shall be concerned, and to give his advice and opinion upon questions of law, when required by the President of the Confederate States, or when requested by any of the heads of departments, touching any matters that may concern their departments on subjects before them. He shall also have supervisory power over the accounts of the marshals, clerks, and officers of all courts, properly established by Congress by recorded vote, of the Confederate States, and all claims against the Confederate States.

The Department of Justice shall operate under the supervision and authority of the Constitutional Court according to law.  The Department of Justice shall work with the Department on State on the Peace Treaty development.

He shall advise the Secretaries of State, War and Defense in regards to protecting CSA citizens abroad.

No 29.] AN ACT
To organize and establish an Executive Department, to be
known as the Department of Justice.
SECTION 1. The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That from and after the passage of this act, there shall be an executive department to be known as the Department of Justice. The principal officer at the head of said department shall be denominated the Attorney General, who shall be paid an annual salary to be fixed by law, and who shall have the power to appoint a clerk, at such compensation as may be fixed by law.

SEC. 2. It shall be the duty of the Attorney General to prosecute and conduct all suits in the Supreme Court, in which the Confederate States shall be concerned, and to give his advice and opinion upon questions of law, when required by the President of the Confederate States, or when requested by any of the heads of departments, touching any matters that may concern their departments on subjects before them. He shall also have supervisory power over the accounts of the marshals, clerks, and officers of all the courts of the Confederate States, and all claims against the Confederate States.

 

 
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