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.

Historical Use of Assistant Attorneys General


The Attorney General may reassign Assistant Attorneys General from one unit to another within the Department of Justice. This has been done on at least ten occasions and does not require that the Assistant Attorney General be reconfirmed by the Senate.

Updated July 9, 2014