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Continuation of Federal Prisoner Detention Efforts During United States Marshals Service Appropriation Deficiency

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It is doubtful that the “authorized by law” exception to the Antideficiency Act would allow the United States Marshals Service to continue to provide prisoner detention-related functions during a deficiency in its Federal Prisoner Detention budget, but it is likely that the “emergency” exceptions set forth in § 1342 and § 1515 of that statute would apply, in many, if not all, circumstances.

Updated July 9, 2014