Executive Order 13762: Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice [open pdf - 188KB]
Alternate Title: EO 13762: Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice
"By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998, 5 U.S.C. [United States Code] 3345 et seq., it is hereby ordered that: Section 1. 'Order of Succession'. Subject to the provisions of section 2 of this order, the following officers, in the order listed, shall act as and perform the functions and duties of the office of Attorney General, during any period in which the Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General, the Associate Attorney General, and any officers designated by the Attorney General pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 508 to act as Attorney General have died, resigned, or otherwise become unable to perform the functions and duties of the office of Attorney General, until such time as at least one of the officers mentioned above is able to perform the functions and duties of that office: (a) United States Attorney for the District of Columbia; (b) United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; and (c) United States Attorney for the Central District of California."
Executive Order 13762; EO 13762
Federal Register: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=FR
Federal Register (January 19, 2017), v.82 no.12, p.7619-7620