Douglas Moylan

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Douglas B. Moylan
Attorney General of Guam
In office
January 6, 2003 – January 3, 2007
Preceded by  ?
Succeeded by Alicia Limtiaco
Personal details
Born (1966-10-16) October 16, 1966 (age 47)
Stockton, California
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Notre Dame
Santa Clara University
Profession Lawyer

Douglas B. Moylan (born October 19, 1966) is the first elected and youngest Attorney General of Guam serving from 2003 to 2007.

Biography[edit]

He was born on October 19, 1966 in Stockton, California. Moylan is the grandson of the late Scotty Moylan, a former businessman and Patriarch. Former AG Moylan is an attorney currently licensed to practice law in California, Guam and Washington D.C. He served as the Legislative Counsel to the 24th, 25th and 26th Guam Legislature's before becoming Guam's first elected Attorney General in January, 2003, for a 4-year term. He also served several terms as a Guam Election Commission Board Member being appointed by Guam's G.O.P. to hold 1 of 3 G.O.P. slots.

While AG, in 2003 the Government of Guam attempted to borrow over $350M which Moylan disagreed with as a violation of the 1950 Organic Act of Guam debt limitations language, and the Supreme Court of Guam was asked to decide the issue by then Governor Felix P. Camacho. Upon the Guam Supreme Court's decision denying AG Moylan's legal position, he appealed their decision to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals under the 9th Circuit's then discretionary review authority. The 9th Circuit granted AG Moylan's writ of certiarari request. Because the 9th Circuit unexpectedly lost jurisdiction, after hearing oral arguments, over the case due to a change in federal law before deciding the case, AG Moylan filed a writ of certiarari (appeal) to the U.S. Supreme Court, which likewise had discretion to not hear the appeal. The Nation's Highest Court agreed to hear the appeal in 2006. The U.S. Supreme Court ultimately heard and reviewed the legal arguments developed by AG Moylan and ruled in AG Moylan's favor in 2007, after AG Moylan's term expired in December 2006, thereby reversing the Supreme Court of Guam.

Education[edit]

Douglas B. Moylan graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1988 with Bachelors in Business Administration & Sociology degrees. He earned his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1991.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
?
Attorney General of Guam
2003–2007
Succeeded by
Alicia Limtiaco