[Title 28 CFR D]
[Code of Federal Regulations (annual edition) - July 1, 2002 Edition]
[Title 28 - JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION]
[Chapter I - DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE]
[Part 0 - ORGANIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE]
[Subpart D - Office of the Solicitor General]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]


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               Subpart D--Office of the Solicitor General



Sec. 0.20  General functions.

    The following-described matters are assigned to, and shall be 
conducted, handled, or supervised by, the Solicitor General, in 
consultation with each agency or official concerned:
    (a) Conducting, or assigning and supervising, all Supreme Court 
cases, including appeals, petitions for and in opposition to certiorari, 
briefs and arguments, and, in accordance with Sec. 0.163, settlement 
thereof.
    (b) Determining whether, and to what extent, appeals will be taken 
by the Government to all appellate courts (including petitions for 
rehearing en banc and petitions to such courts for the issuance of 
extraordinary writs) and, in accordance with Sec. 0.163, advising on the 
approval of settlements of cases in which he had determined that an 
appeal would be taken.
    (c) Determining whether a brief amicus curiae will be filed by the 
Government, or whether the Government will intervene, in any appellate 
court.
    (d) Assisting the Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General and 
the Associate Attorney General in the development of broad Department 
program policy.

[Order No. 423-69, 34 FR 20388, Dec. 31, 1969, as amended by Order No. 
445-70, 35 FR 19397, Dec. 23, 1970; Order No. 960-81, 46 FR 52341, Oct. 
27, 1981]



Sec. 0.21  Authorizing intervention by the Government in certain cases.

    The Solicitor General may in consultation with each agency or 
official concerned, authorize intervention by the Government in cases 
involving the constitutionality of acts of Congress.