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Appointment of Former or Sitting Members of Congress to Civil Offices Created by Congress at the Time Such Persons Were Congressmen


Judges—Members of Congress—Constitutional Restriction on Appointment (Article I, § 6, cl. 2)—Omnibus Judgeship Bill (28 U.S.C. § 133, as amended)

Updated July 9, 2014