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Benjamin Richard Civiletti (born July 17, 1935, in Peekskill, New York) served as the United States Attorney General during the last year and a half of the Carter administration, from 1979 to 1981. He is now a senior partner in the Washington, DC, law firm of Venable LLP, specializing in commercial litigation and internal investigations and in 2005 became the first U.S. lawyer to charge $1000 an hour. July 17 is the 198th day (199th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 167 days remaining. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Peekskill, New York is a distinct scenic community along the Hudson River, located in an area where the river winds through the Bear Mountain highlands. ... Seal of the United States Department of Justice The United States Attorney General is the head of the United States Department of Justice (see ) concerned with legal affairs and is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States government. ... For other persons named Jimmy Carter, see Jimmy Carter (disambiguation). ... For the song by The Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Civiletti was educated at The Johns Hopkins University, where he received a bachelor's degree in psychology, and at the University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was awarded a JD in 1961. The Johns Hopkins University is an internationally prestigious private institution of higher learning located in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Psychology is an academic and applied discipline involving the scientific study of mental processes and behavior. ... University of Maryland School of Law is a law school located in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. ... Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town[1][2] Motto: The Greatest City in America[3], Get in on it. ... JD is the IATA code for Japan Airlines domestic service JD or jd may also stand for: Jacques Derrida Judgment Day, a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Pay Per View J. D. Harmeyer, a producer for the Howard Stern Show Johnny Depp Jermaine Dye James Dean Jermaine Dupri John Deere John... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ...


Civiletti was serving as the Deputy Attorney General, when his boss Griffin B. Bell resigned. He was elevated to the top job in the Justice Department on July 19, 1979. Although Bell was not involved in the shake-up and resigned voluntarily, it occurred during a major Cabinet shakeup in the Carter administration. On the same day, Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare Joseph A. Califano, Jr. and Treasury Secretary W. Michael Blumenthal also resigned. Transportation Secretary Brock Adams soon followed. Griffin Boyette Bell (born October 31, 1918) is an American lawyer and former Presidential Cabinet member. ... The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is a Cabinet department in the United States government designed to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans. ... July 19 is the 200th day (201st in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 165 days remaining. ... For the song by The Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... Order: 39th President Term of Office: January 20, 1977–January 20, 1981 Preceded by: Gerald Ford Succeeded by: Ronald Reagan Date of birth: October 1, 1924 Place of birth: Plains, Georgia Date of death: Place of death: First Lady: Rosalynn Carter Political party: Democratic Vice President: Walter Mondale James... Joseph Anthony Califano, Jr. ... Blumenthal, on the cover of Time magazine Blumenthals signature, as used on American currency Werner Michael Blumenthal, Ph. ...


Civiletti had come to Bell's attention when he was forming the Justice Department for the newly elected President by Carter's close confidant, Charles Kirbo, a law partner of Bell's who had once been involved in a case with Civiletti. Civletti served as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division and was elevated to Deputy Attorney General after the resignation of Carter's initial Deputy Attorney General, former Pittsburgh Mayor Peter Flaherty.


As Attorney General Civiletti argued several important cases on behalf of the US Government. Notably, he argued before the International Court of Justice on behalf of Americans being held captive in Iran during the Iran Hostage Crisis. He also argued before the US Supreme Court in support of the government's right to denaturalize Nazi war criminals. ... The International Court of Justice (known colloquially as the World Court or ICJ; French: ) is the primary judicial organ of the United Nations. ... The Iran hostage crisis was a diplomatic crisis lasting from November 4, 1979, until January 20, 1981. ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States... National Socialism redirects here. ...

Preceded by
Griffin B. Bell
United States Attorney General
1979–1981
Succeeded by
William French Smith

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Venable LLP - Attorneys / Professionals - Benjamin R. Civiletti (715 words)
Civiletti argued before the International Court of Justice on behalf of the American captives in Iran, and before the Supreme Court for the right of the government to denaturalize Nazi war criminals, and successfully defended the President's wage and price guidelines in the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (sitting en banc).
Civiletti was honored for his leadership in public service and law by the establishment of a scholarship in his name at the University of Maryland School of Law.
Civiletti is past chair, American Bar Association Litigation Section, chair of the Task Force on an International Criminal Court, a past member of the House of Delegates, Member of the ABA Commission on the American Jury, and the ABA representative to the United Nations.
Benjamin Civiletti - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (254 words)
Benjamin Richard Civiletti (born July 17, 1935, in Peekskill, New York) served as the United States Attorney General during the Carter administration, from 1979 to 1981.
Civiletti was educated at The Johns Hopkins University, where he received a bachelor's degree in psychology, and at the University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was awarded a JD in 1961.
Civiletti was serving as the Deputy Attorney General, when his boss Griffin B. Bell resigned.
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