United States District Attorney – a lawyer appointed by the President to represent, under the direction of the Attorney General, the federal government in proceedings within a federal district.

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United States Attorney:

1. A lawyer appointed by the President to represent, under the direction of the Attorney General, the federal government in civil and criminal cases in a federal judicial district.  *  One U.S. Attorney is assigned to each fo the federal judicial districts, except for the northern Mariana Islands and Guam. — Abbr. USA. — aka United States District Attorney. [1]

1. An officer appointed in each federal judicial district whose duty is to prosecute therein all delinquents for crimes and offenses cognizable under the authority of the United States and all civil actions in which the United States is concerned, under the general superintendence and direction of the Attorney General. 42 Am J1st Pros Atty § 2. [2]

1. The public official appointed by the president, one for each judicial district of the United States.  It is the United States Attorney’s responsibility to bring all federal criminal prosecutions and all civil actions affecting the interests of the United States which are within the jurisdiction of her judicial district. [3]

  • Assistant United States Attorney – A lawyer appointed by the Attorney General for a limited period to assist a United States Attorney in specific cases. 28 USCA § 543. — Abbr. AUSA.
  • Special Assistant to the United states Attorney — An attorney appointed by the Attorney General for a limited period to assist a United States Attorney in specific cases. — Abbr. SAUSA.

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

[3]:  Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition
by Jack Ballantine 
(James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

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