Due to the lapse in appropriations, Department of Justice websites will not be regularly updated. The Department’s essential law enforcement and national security functions will continue. Please refer to the Department of Justice’s contingency plan for more information.

Application of Vacancy Act Limitations to Presidential Designation of an Acting Special Counsel


The Vacancy Act does not circumscribe the President’s express authority pursuant to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 to designate an Acting Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices.

Updated July 9, 2014