15 March 2007
You wouldn’t know it the way some people carry on, but U. S. Attorneys are not guaranteed their jobs. Like a secretary of defense (whose summary dismissal I suspect Dems would not have minded) U. S. Attorneys are nominated by the President. (See 28 USC 541 (a).) The President did not need Congress’s permission to ask, demand, or receive Donald Rumsfeld’s resignation; he doesn’t need it to dismiss U. S. Attorneys. (See 28 USC 541 (c).) (And neither did President Clinton when all U. S. Attorneys were dismissed at the beginning of his first term.) And the Attorney General does have some authority to remove U. S. Attorneys from office for cause. (See 28 USC 528.)


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James Frank Solís
Former soldier (USA). Graduate-level educated. Married 26 years. Texas ex-patriate. Ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in America.
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