Federal Judges To Appoint U.S. Attorneys?
mtushnet at law.harvard.edu
Tue Mar 20 13:37:51 PDT 2007
Art. II, sec. 2, second paragraph, concluding phrase: "but the Congress
may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think
proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of
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Subject: Federal Judges To Appoint U.S. Attorneys?
The Associated Press reports the following:
"The bill, which has yet to be considered in the House, would set a
120-day deadline for the administration to appoint an interim
prosecutor. If the interim appointment is not confirmed by the Senate in
that time, a permanent replacement would be named by a federal district
I pulled out my trust copy of the Constitution. It has a sheen of wear
on it, the kind of sheen that I suspect can't be found on the copy owned
by whoever is giving federal judges the authority to appoint U.S.
Attorneys. Is there a reasoned justification for judicial appointment
of federal executive officers?
American Center for Law and Justice
Regent University School of Law
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