Historical and Revision Notes

1966 Act


U.S. Code

Revised Statutes and

Statutes at Large


28 U.S.C. 503.


5 U.S.C. 298.

July 28, 1916, ch. 261, § 1 (6th par. on p. 413), 39 Stat. 413.


28 U.S.C. 504(b) (2d sentence, less applicability to assistant United States attorneys).


The text of former section 298 of title 5 is omitted as unnecessary. The position so authorized has not been filled in recent years, and the authority is preserved by this section and revised section 3101 of title 5, United States Code.

In subsection (b), the word “is” is substituted for “shall be”.

1948 Act

Prior section 503.—Based on section 312 of title 5, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees (R.S. § 363).

Other provisions of section 312 of title 5, U.S.C., 1940 ed., are incorporated in sections 507 [now 509 and 547] and 508 [now 548] of this title.

Changes were made in phraseology.

Editorial Notes
Prior Provisions

A prior section 543, act June 25, 1948, ch. 646, 62 Stat. 911, related to oath of office for United States Marshals, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 89–554, § 8(a), and reenactment in section 563 of this title by section 4(c) of Pub. L. 89–554.


2010—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 111–211, § 213(a)(1)(A), inserted “, including the appointment of qualified tribal prosecutors and other qualified attorneys to assist in prosecuting Federal offenses committed in Indian country” before period at end.

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 111–211, § 213(a)(1)(B), added subsec. (c).