Authority of the Attorney General to Make Successive Designations of Interim United States Marshals: Memorandum for the Assistant to the Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General [January 19, 1993] [open pdf - 30KB]
"This memorandum responds to your request for our opinion whether, under 28 U.S.C. § 562, the Attorney General may make two or more successive designations of a person to serve as interim United States marshal in a judicial district where the marshal's office is vacant. You have also asked whether, after the expiration of an initial designation under § 562, the Attorney General may authorize a person to act as marshal under 28 U.S.C. §§ 509, 510. We conclude that § 562 permits the Attorney General to make successive interim designations, and that the Attorney General also may authorize a person to act as marshal under §§ 509 and 510."
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