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MESSRS. MILTON W. SHREVE, (CHAIRMAN)
WILLIAM B. OLIVER, AND ANTHONY J. GRIFFIN
MARTIN B. MADDEN, Illinois, Chairman. CHARLES R. DAVIS, Minnesota.
FRANK H. FUNK, Illinois. DANIEL R. ANTHONY, JR., Kansas.
JOHN TABER, New York. WILLIAM S. VARE, Pennsylvania.
MAURICE H. THATCHER, Kentucky. SYDNEY ANDERSON, Minnesota.
JOSEPH W. BYRNS, Tennessee. WILLIAM R. WOOD, Indiana.
JAMES P. BUCHANAN, Texas. LOUIS C. CRAMTON, Michigan.
JAMES A. GALLIVAN, Massachusetts. EDWARD H. WASON, New Hampshire.
JAMES F. BYRNES, South Carolina. WALTER W. MAGEE, New York.
GORDON LEE, Georgia. GEORGE HOLDEN TINKHAM, Massachusetts. BEN JOHNSON, Kentucky. BURTON L. FRENCH, Idaho.
CHARLES D. CARTER, Oklahoma. MILTON T. SHREVE, Pennsylvania.
EDWARD T. TAYLOR, Colorado. L. J. DICKINSON, Iowa.
WILLIAM B. OLIVER, Alabama. FRANK MURPHY, Ohio.
ANTHONY J. GRIFFIN, New York. JOHN W. SUMMERS, Washington.
THOMAS W. HARRISON, Virginia. HENRY E. BARBOUR, California.
JOHN N. SANDLIN, Louisiana. ERNEST R. ACKERMAN, New Jersey.
JOHN J. EAGAN, New Jersey. GUY U. HARDY, Colorado.
WILLIAM A. AYRES, Kansas.
MARCELLUS C. SHEILD, Clerk. 11
HEARINGS CONDUCTED BY THE SUBCOMMITTEE, MESSRS. MIL
TON W. SHREVE (CHAIRMAN), GEORGE HOLDEN TINKHAM, ERNEST R. ACKERMAN, WILLIAM B. OLIVER, AND ANTHONY J. GRIFFIN, OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, IN CHARGE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE APPROPRIATION BILL FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1925, ON THE DAYS FOLLOWING, NAMELY:
MONDAY, MARCH 10, 1924.
STATEMENT OF MR. RUSH L. HOLLAND, ASSISTANT
SUPREME COURT DUTIES OF ATTORNEY GENERAL, ASSISTANI
ATTORNEYS GENERAL, ETC.
Mr. SHREVE. We have with us this morning Assistant Attorney General Holland. Mr. Holland, we will be glad to have you give us a general statement of the work of the Department of Justice. You may give it in your own way, with such references as you think would be of interest to the committee.
Mr. HOLLAND. I think, Mr. Chairman and gentlemen of the committee, that I can do nothing better than to read into the record a statement which appears in the Congressional Directory under the subtitle of “Department of Justice, which was recently prepared, or, rather, recently revised, and which succinctly states the distribution of the work in the Department of Justice. With your permission, I will read that. This is the statement that appears in the Congressional Directory:
The Attorney General is the head of the Department of Justice (see sec. 346 R. S.) and as such is the chief law officer of the Federal Government. He represents the United States in legal matters generally and gives advice and opinions when requested by the President or by the heads of the executive departments.
He appears in the Supreme Court of the United States in cases of exceptional gravity and importance; exercises general superintendence and direction over United States district attorneys and marshals in the various judicial districts of the United States, and provides special counsel for the United States in cases of exceptional importance or when the character of the interests involved requires such action. (See sec. 354, R. S., as amended by act of February 27, 1877, 19 Stat., 241—; secs, 356, 357, and 358, R. S.; act of June 30, 1906, 34 Stat. 816 ; secs 360, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, and 366, R. S.)