The Costa Report - February 3, 2012 Alberto Gonzales
Alberto Gonzales was the 80th Attorney General of the United States, having been appointed to the post by President George W. Bush in February 2005. He was the first Hispanic to hold that position and is the highest-ranking Hispanic government official ever. In addition, he is the only lawyer in the nation’s history to serve as both the White House Counsel and Attorney General. He is widely considered a key architect of the War on Terror and has been very outspoken on such issues as immigration, the rights of children and fighting against sexual predators. He also served as George W. Bush’s General Counsel while he was Governor of Texas, and subsequently as Secretary of State of Texas, and as a Justice on the Texas Supreme Court. He is currently the Doyle Rogers Distinguished Chair of Law at Belmont University, in Nashville, and has also recently joined the law firm of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis.