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 48)
Stockton, California
Political party Republican Party of Guam
Alma mater University of Notre Dame
Santa Clara University
Profession Lawyer

Douglas B. Moylan (born October 19, 1966) was 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. Moylan is an attorney licensed to practice law in California, Guam and Washington D.C. He served as the Legislative Counsel to the 24th, 25th and 26th Guam Legislatures 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, appointed by Guam's G.O.P. to hold 1 of 3 G.O.P. slots.

While he was Attorney General, in 2003 the Government of Guam attempted to borrow over $350M which Moylan considered a violation of the debt limitation provisions of the Guam Organic Act of 1950. The Supreme Court of Guam was asked to decide the issue by Governor Felix P. Camacho. When the Guam Supreme Court's rejected Moylan's legal position, he appealed their decision to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals under the Ninth Circuit's discretionary review authority. The Ninth Circuit granted Moylan's writ of certiorari request. After oral argument, a change in federal law deprived the Ninth Circuit of jurisdiction. Moylan then filed a writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court, which agreed to hear his appeal in 2006. The U.S. Supreme Court reversed the Supreme Court of Guam and ruled in Moylan's favor in 2007, after his term expired in December 2006.

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