|Governor Bill Haslam|
Spouse Cary Slatery
Name Herbert Slatery
|Political party Republican|
Preceded by Robert Cooper
Party Republican Party
|Alma mater University of Virginia
University of Tennessee,
Role Tennessee Attorney General
Office Tennessee Attorney General since 2014
Children Frances Slatery, Harrison Slatery
Education University of Tennessee College of Law, University of Virginia
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Herbert H. Slatery III (born March 8, 1952) is an American attorney from the state of Tennessee. He serves as the Attorney General of Tennessee.
- Tennessee attorney general herbert slatery and jessica shyba hd
- Early life
- Personal life
Herbert Slatery received his bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia and his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law.
Slatery served as Haslam's campaign treasurer when Haslam ran for mayor of Knoxville, and as chief legal counsel during Haslam's governorship. The Supreme Court of Tennessee chose Slatery to succeed Robert E. Cooper, Jr. as attorney general on September 15, 2014. He was sworn in on October 1.
In April 2016, Slatery argued that an anti-transgender discrimination bill would cost the state of Tennessee millions in federal funding. However, in May 2016, he said Tennessee would cover the legal costs incurred by lawsuits should specific schools in the state choose not to follow federal non-discrimination policies towards transgender students. He also decided to sue the United States Department of Education over the policy.
Although in June 2017, he originally joined with the Republican Attorneys General from nine other states, plus Idaho Governor Butch Otter, in threatening the Donald J. Trump administration that they would litigate if the president did not terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy that had been put into place by president Barack Obama, Slatery reversed his position and withdrew his support of the proposed suit on August 31st. He went further to urge passage of the DREAM Act.
Slatery and his wife live in Nashville, Tennessee.