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Attorney General Smith resigned effective February 25, 1985.

? The Honorable Edwin Meese III, of California, was nominated to be Attorney General by President Reagan on February 25, 1984; the nomination was confirmed by the Senate on February 23, 1985; he was commissioned on the same date and took the oath of office on February 25, 1985. He was presented to the Court on March 25, 1985 (see post, p. VII).

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

ALLOTMENT OF JUSTICES

It is ordered that the following allotment be made of the Chief Justice and Associate Justices of this Court among the circuits, pursuant to Title 28, United States Code, Section 42, and that such allotment be entered of record, effective nunc pro tunc October 1, 1981, viz.:

For the District of Columbia Circuit, WARREN E. BURGER, Chief Justice.

For the First Circuit, WILLIAM J. BRENNAN, JR., Associate Justice.

For the Second Circuit, THURGOOD MARSHALL, Associate Justice.

For the Third Circuit, WILLIAM J. BRENNAN, JR., Associate Justice.

For the Fourth Circuit, WARREN E. BURGER, Chief Justice. For the Fifth Circuit, BYRON R. WHITE, Associate Justice.

For the Sixth Circuit, SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR, Associate Justice.

For the Seventh Circuit, JOHN PAUL STEVENS, Associate Justice.

For the Eighth Circuit, HARRY A. BLACKMUN, Associate Justice.

For the Ninth Circuit, WILLIAM H. REHNQUIST, Associate Justice.

For the Tenth Circuit, BYRON R. WHITE, Associate Justice.

For the Eleventh Circuit, LEWIS F. POWELL, JR., Associate Justice.

October 5, 1981.

Pursuant to the provisions of Title 28, United States Code, Section 42, it is ordered that the Chief Justice be, and he hereby is, assigned to the Federal Circuit as Circuit Justice, effective October 1, 1982.

October 12, 1982.

(For next previous allotment, see 423 U. S., p. VI.)

PRESENTATION OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

MONDAY, MARCH 25, 1985

Present: CHIEF JUSTICE BURGER, JUSTICE BRENNAN, JUSTICE WHITE, JUSTICE MARSHALL, JUSTICE BLACKMUN, JUSTICE POWELL, JUSTICE REHNQUIST, JUSTICE STEVENS, and JUSTICE O'CONNOR.

Mr. Solicitor General Rex E. Lee said:

MR. CHIEF JUSTICE, and may it please the Court, I have the honor to present to the Court the seventy-fifth Attorney General of the United States, the Honorable Edwin Meese III.

THE CHIEF JUSTICE said:

Mr. Attorney General, on behalf of the Court I welcome you as the chief law officer of the Government and as an officer of this Court. We welcome you to the performance of the very important duties which will rest on you by virtue of your office. Your commission as Attorney General of the United States will be placed in the records of the Court. We wish you well in your new office.

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