FBI Directorship: History and Congressional Action

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This report first provides some legislative history surrounding the enactment of the 1968 and 1976 amendments to the appointment of the FBI Director, as well as information on the nominees to the FBI Directorship since 1972. The report then discusses precedent for lengthening the tenure of an office and the constitutionality of extending the tenure of the Directorship for the current incumbent, and addresses whether it would be necessary for Mr. Mueller to be appointed a second time.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: June 7, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Chu, Vivian S.

Legislative Attorney

Creator (Author):
Hogue, Henry B.

Analyst in American National Government

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: June 7, 2011
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United States
Description:

This report first provides some legislative history surrounding the enactment of the 1968 and 1976 amendments to the appointment of the FBI Director, as well as information on the nominees to the FBI Directorship since 1972. The report then discusses precedent for lengthening the tenure of an office and the constitutionality of extending the tenure of the Directorship for the current incumbent, and addresses whether it would be necessary for Mr. Mueller to be appointed a second time.

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15 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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