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8. He can't do that
Fri Jan 14, 2022, 03:44 PM
Jan 2022

Unless the nominee was already either -

1.) previously confirmed by the Senate in some other capacity or is
2.) currently a civil servant in the federal government

then a President can't unilaterally "appoint" someone into such a position requiring Senate confirmation whether as "acting" or not.

David Uhlmann is currently a professor at University of Michigan's Law school.

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