HR 162

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 162

To amend title 28, United States Code, to provide for the appointment of additional Federal circuit judges, to divide the Ninth Judicial Circuit of the United States into two judicial circuits, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 5, 2011

Mr. SIMPSON introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend title 28, United States Code, to provide for the appointment of additional Federal circuit judges, to divide the Ninth Judicial Circuit of the United States into two judicial circuits, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 3. NUMBER AND COMPOSITION OF CIRCUITS.

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`Ninth California, Guam, Hawaii, Northern Mariana Islands.'; 
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`Twelfth Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington.'. 
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SEC. 4. JUDGESHIPS.

SEC. 5. NUMBER OF CIRCUIT JUDGES.

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`Ninth 25'; 
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`Twelfth 9'. 
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SEC. 6. PLACES OF CIRCUIT COURT.

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`Ninth Honolulu, San Francisco, Pasadena.'; 
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`Twelfth Phoenix, Seattle.'. 
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SEC. 7. ASSIGNMENT OF CIRCUIT JUDGES.

SEC. 8. ELECTION OF ASSIGNMENT BY SENIOR JUDGES.

SEC. 9. SENIORITY OF JUDGES.

SEC. 10. APPLICATION TO CASES.

SEC. 11. TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENT OF CIRCUIT JUDGES BETWEEN CIRCUITS.

SEC. 12. TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENT OF DISTRICT JUDGES BETWEEN CIRCUITS.

SEC. 13. ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATION.

SEC. 14. ADMINISTRATION.

SEC. 15. EFFECTIVE DATE.

SEC. 16. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

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