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|Established|| May 24, 1950|
|Disbanded|| Still Active |
|Last Modified||Scott³ March 25, 2009 08:30pm|
The Deputy Attorney General advises and assists the Attorney General in formulating and |
implementing Departmental policies and programs and in providing overall supervision
and direction to all organizational units of the Department. The Deputy Attorney General is
authorized to exercise all the power and authority of the Attorney General, except where such
power or authority is prohibited by law from delegation or has been delegated to another
In the absence of the Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General acts as the Attorney General.
The Deputy Attorney General is the 2nd ranking official in the Department of Justice.