(a)Upon receipt of written notice that the Counsel has undertaken, pursuant to section
288c(a) of this title, to perform any representational service with respect to any designated party in any action or proceeding pending or to be instituted, the Attorney General shall—
(1)be relieved of any responsibility with respect to such representational service;
(2)have no authority to perform such service in such action or proceeding except at the request or with the approval of the Senate; and
(3)transfer all materials relevant to the representation authorized under section
288c(a) of this title to the Counsel, except that nothing in this subsection shall limit any right of the Attorney General under existing law to intervene or appear as amicus curiae in such action or proceeding.
(b)The Attorney General shall notify Counsel as required by section
530D of title
2003—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 108–7made technical amendment to reference in original act which appears in text as reference to section
530D of title
2002—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 107–273added subsec. (b) and struck out former subsec. (b) which read as follows: “The Attorney General shall notify the Counsel with respect to any proceeding in which the United States is a party of any determination by the Attorney General or Solicitor General not to appeal any court decision affecting the constitutionality of an Act or joint resolution of Congress within such time as will enable the Senate to direct the Counsel to intervene as a party in such proceeding pursuant to section
288e of this title.”
Effective Date of 2003 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 108–7effective as if included in the enactment of the 21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act, Pub. L. 107–273, see section 110(c) ofPub. L. 108–7, set out as a note under section
130f of this title.
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