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Part Two The Maryland Constitution and Commentary, Art.V Attorney-General and State’s Attorneys

From: The Maryland State Constitution

Dan Friedman

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 07 May 2021

Article V of the Maryland Constitution provides the operating rules for the two groups of attorneys responsible for representing the State of Maryland: the Attorney General, described in §§1-6, and the State’s Attorneys for each county, described in §§7-12. Although all of these provisions repeatedly use masculine pronouns to describe both officers, the feminine gender is also implied. Md. Const., Art. I, §10. The office of Attorney General dates back to at least 1657, and the colonial Attorney General served as a principal advisor to the Governor.1 The office was...
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