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What is the role of a United States attorney general?
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  1. The attorney general heads two key federal agencies, the Department of Justice and the Federal Law Enforcement Office. The attorney general is appointed directly by the president and supervises federal attorneys and marshals in all judiciary matters. He or she also advises the president and the rest of the government on legal issues, and may represent the United States in Supreme Court cases.

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