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Which of the following statements about United States attorneys is FALSE?a) they serve...

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catlover | Student, College Freshman | Honors

Posted May 29, 2011 at 7:17 AM via web

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Which of the following statements about United States attorneys is FALSE?

a) they serve a 4 year term

b) they provide the prosecution in cases involving the U.S.

c) they begin proceedings against those alleged to have broken federal laws

d) they usually resign if the opposition party wins the White House

e) appointments to this position do not require senatorial courtesy

 

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krcavnar | High School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted June 15, 2011 at 4:06 AM (Answer #1)

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U.S. Attorneys do not generally resign as a result in change in administrations. The Attorney General is usually named by the new administration; however, most U.S. Attorneys maintain their positions and the positions are not ruled by a limitation of years of service. According to the Department of Justice website the U.S. Attorney is responsible for the following:

  • the prosecution of criminal cases brought by the Federal Government;
  • the prosecution and defense of civil cases in which the United States is a party; and
  • the collection of debts owed the Federal Government which are administratively uncollectible

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