AUG 31, 2017

Solicitor General Bob Cook honored for 40 years of service, awarded Order of the Palmetto


August 31, 2017

South Carolina Solicitor General Bob Cook was honored Thursday with a surprise recognition to celebrate his 40 years of service to the state. Gov. Henry McMaster, a former attorney general who worked with him, awarded him The Order of the Palmetto, the highest civilian honor the state can bestow.

Four of the five attorneys general with whom he worked attended: Alan Wilson, Henry McMaster, Charlie Condon, and Travis Medlock.

The Solicitor General heads the Opinions Section. By statute, the Governor, members of the General Assembly, and other public officials are entitled to legal advice from the Attorney General’s Office. An Attorney General’s opinion is thus a written public document responding to a specific legal question asked by a public official. All opinions have been reviewed by the Opinions Section and represent the highest standards of research. An Attorney General’s opinion attempts to resolve questions of law as the author believes a court would decide the issue. Unlike a court, however, Attorney General opinions cannot decide factual disputes.

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