Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman was appointed by the U.S. District Court in 2018, under 28 U.S. Code § 546.

(d) If an appointment expires under subsection (c)(2), the district court for such district may appoint a United States attorney to serve until the vacancy is filled. The order of appointment by the court shall be filed with the clerk of the court.

The court's appointment under 28 U.S. Code § 546 was described as "seldom-used" and "very unusual".

Just how often are U.S. Attorneys appointed by courts and is there such a list?

  • I think Trump would be perfectly happy if there were no SDNY prosecutor whatsoever. That would make Trump totally safe in that corner... – Fizz Jun 24 at 10:40

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