Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice, 68679-68680 [2010-28365]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 216 / Tuesday, November 9, 2010 / Presidential Documents 68679 Presidential Documents Executive Order 13557 of November 4, 2010 Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998, 5 U.S.C. 3345 et seq., it is hereby ordered that: Section 1. Order of Succession. Subject to the provisions of section 2 of this order, the following officers, in the order listed, shall act as and perform the functions and duties of the office of Attorney General, during any period in which the Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General, the Associate Attorney General, and any officers designated by the Attorney General pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 508 to act as Attorney General have died, resigned, or otherwise become unable to perform the functions and duties of the office of Attorney General, until such time as at least one of the officers mentioned above is able to perform the functions and duties of that office: (a) United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; (b) United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota; and (c) United States Attorney for the District of Arizona. Sec. 2. Exceptions. (a) No individual who is serving in an office listed in section 1 of this order in an acting capacity, by virtue of so serving, shall act as Attorney General pursuant to this order. (b) No individual listed in section 1 shall act as Attorney General unless that individual is otherwise eligible to so serve under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS (c) Notwithstanding the provisions of this order, the President retains discretion, to the extent permitted by law, to depart from this order in designating an acting Attorney General. Sec. 3. Executive Order 13481 of December 9, 2008, is revoked. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:54 Nov 08, 2010 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\09NOE1.SGM 09NOE1 68680 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 216 / Tuesday, November 9, 2010 / Presidential Documents Sec. 4. This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity, by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person. THE WHITE HOUSE, November 4, 2010. [FR Doc. 2010–28365 Filed 11–8–10; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:54 Nov 08, 2010 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\09NOE1.SGM 09NOE1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS Billing code 3195–W1–P

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 216 (Tuesday, November 9, 2010)]
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Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 216 / Tuesday, November 9, 2010 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Executive Order 13557 of November 4, 2010

                
Providing an Order of Succession Within the 
                Department of Justice

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, including the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 
                1998, 5 U.S.C. 3345 et seq., it is hereby ordered that:

                Section 1. Order of Succession. Subject to the 
                provisions of section 2 of this order, the following 
                officers, in the order listed, shall act as and perform 
                the functions and duties of the office of Attorney 
                General, during any period in which the Attorney 
                General, the Deputy Attorney General, the Associate 
                Attorney General, and any officers designated by the 
                Attorney General pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 508 to act as 
                Attorney General have died, resigned, or otherwise 
                become unable to perform the functions and duties of 
                the office of Attorney General, until such time as at 
                least one of the officers mentioned above is able to 
                perform the functions and duties of that office:

                    (a) United States Attorney for the Eastern District 
                of Virginia;
                    (b) United States Attorney for the District of 
                Minnesota; and
                    (c) United States Attorney for the District of 
                Arizona.

                Sec. 2. Exceptions. (a) No individual who is serving in 
                an office listed in section 1 of this order in an 
                acting capacity, by virtue of so serving, shall act as 
                Attorney General pursuant to this order.

                    (b) No individual listed in section 1 shall act as 
                Attorney General unless that individual is otherwise 
                eligible to so serve under the Federal Vacancies Reform 
                Act of 1998.
                    (c) Notwithstanding the provisions of this order, 
                the President retains discretion, to the extent 
                permitted by law, to depart from this order in 
                designating an acting Attorney General.

                Sec. 3. Executive Order 13481 of December 9, 2008, is 
                revoked.

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                Sec. 4. This order is not intended to, and does not, 
                create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, 
                enforceable at law or in equity, by any party against 
                the United States, its departments, agencies, or 
                entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any 
                other person.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    November 4, 2010.

[FR Doc. 2010-28365
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