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Prosecution prevailed today after the Supreme Court of Guam upheld the 2017 criminal sexual conduct conviction of Michael Elhert. In its Opinion, the Supreme Court rejected the defendant’s arguments that he was denied a fair trial and confirmed that there was sufficient evidence presented to prove the sexual assault. “The victims in this case were…
OAG argues that cannabis law not preempted by federal law and plaintiff lacks standing to bring lawsuit
The Government of Guam has opposed a motion in a lawsuit that seeks to void the Guam Cannabis Industry Act of 2019 (Act). The lawsuit was filed in District Court by Sedfrey Linsangan in early April. He alleges that GovGuam violated the Organic Act of Guam and the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) -a federal law…
Attorney General Camacho joins 51 other attorneys general urging U.S. DOE to automatically give student loan relief to veterans with disabilities
Attorney General Leevin Taitano Camacho joined 51 other attorneys general in urging the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to automatically forgive the student loans of veterans who became totally and permanently disabled in connection with their military service. Last year DOE identified more than 42,000 veterans as eligible for student loan relief due to a…
About Attorney General Leevin Taitano Camacho
Throughout his career, Attorney General Leevin Taitano Camacho has been an advocate for everyday people. From teaching in the Guam public school system, working with low-income communities in Seattle and Boston, and fighting to protect Pagat Village, Attorney General Camacho has acted in the service of people.
Attorney General Camacho attended John F. Kennedy High School and the University of Washington. After graduating from Boston University School of Law, he clerked for the Supreme Court of Guam before entering private practice.
Attorney General Camacho was in private practice for 12 years before being elected. During that time, he handled over 100 criminal cases and over 15 Supreme Court of Guam appeals. He assisted the governments of Guam and the CNMI in reviewing complex environmental impact studies. He has also litigated several land rights and environmental justice cases, including a lawsuit to stop the construction of a firing range complex over Pagat Village and a case challenging the proposed development of a high-rise tower in southern Guam. He was also local counsel in a national lawsuit seeking to extend voting rights to U.S. citizens living in the territories.