Letter to the Editor: D.C. not unique with residency exception


A note about the following sentence in Tom Sherwood’s Notebook in The Current’s June 14 issue: “The District also is the only place we know of where the top prosecutor doesn’t have to live in the jurisdiction he or she oversees.”

Close, but Title 28 of the U.S. Code Section 545(a) states quite clearly, “Each United States attorney shall reside in the district for which he is appointed, except that these officers of the District of Columbia, the Southern District of New York, and the Eastern District of New York may reside within 20 miles thereof.”

My best regards to Tom Sherwood.

Richard Roberts, Washington, D.C.