(a)The Attorney General may appoint attorneys to assist United States attorneys when the public interest so requires, including the appointment of qualified tribal prosecutors and other qualified attorneys to assist in prosecuting Federal offenses committed in Indian country.
(b)Each attorney appointed under this section is subject to removal by the Attorney General.
(c) Indian Country.— In this section, the term “Indian country” has the meaning given that term in section
1151 of title
July 28, 1916, ch. 261, § 1 (6th par. on p. 413), 39 Stat. 413.
28 U.S.C. 504(b) (2d sentence, less applicability to assistant United States attorneys).
The text of former section
298 of title
5 is omitted as unnecessary. The position so authorized has not been filled in recent years, and the authority is preserved by this section and revised section
3101 of title
5, United States Code.
In subsection (b), the word “is” is substituted for “shall be”.
503.—Based on section
312 of title
5, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees (R.S. § 363).
Other provisions of section
312 of title
5, U.S.C., 1940 ed., are incorporated in sections
507 [now 509 and 547] and 508 [now 548] of this title.
Changes were made in phraseology.
A prior section
543, act June 25, 1948, ch. 646, 62 Stat. 911, related to oath of office for United States Marshals, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 89–554, § 8(a), and reenactment in section
563 of this title by section 4(c) ofPub. L. 89–554.
2010—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 111–211, § 213(a)(1)(A), inserted “, including the appointment of qualified tribal prosecutors and other qualified attorneys to assist in prosecuting Federal offenses committed in Indian country” before period at end.
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