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March 8, 2020- Tamuning, Guam- Last Friday, the Office of the Attorney General filed its opposition to a motion brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of two Hawai’i-based doctors to immediately strike down portions of Guam’s informed consent statute. In 2012, the Legislature passed a law requiring a woman seeking an…
March 08, 2021- Tamuning, Guam- Darren Jared Carandang Cruz will spend 10 years in prison for kidnapping a woman and man in 2016. The defendant pleaded guilty to two counts of kidnapping as a second degree felony, burglary as a third degree felony, two counts of terrorizing as a third degree felony, and assault as…
Guam gains support of 26 attorneys general in Ordot Dump case before the Supreme Court of the United States
March 02, 2020- Tamuning, Guam-A bipartisan coalition of 26 attorneys general led by Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands’ (CNMI) Attorney General Edward Manibusan filed an amicus brief today in support of Guam’s efforts to hold the U.S. Navy accountable for its share of the costs in cleaning up the Ordot Dump. An amicus curiae,…
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.