(a) The President shall appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, a United States attorney for each judicial district.

Terms Used In 28 USC 541

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • judicial district: means the districts enumerated in Chapter 5 of this title. See

(b) Each United States attorney shall be appointed for a term of four years. On the expiration of his term, a United States attorney shall continue to perform the duties of his office until his successor is appointed and qualifies.

(c) Each United States attorney is subject to removal by the President.