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United States Department of Agriculture

Secretary's Memorandum 1076-003

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Office of the Secretary

Delegation of Authority
Assertion of Privileges in Litigation

1. PURPOSE

The purpose of this memorandum is to delegate to the General Counsel the authority to assert in litigation the deliberative process privilege and other legally-recognized privileges.

2. DELEGATIONS

I hereby delegate to the General Counsel, on a nonexclusive basis, the authority to assert in litigation the deliberative process privilege and other legally-recognized privileges.

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