S 1032

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 1032

To provide for additional Federal district judgeships.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 19, 2011

Mr. BINGAMAN (for himself and Mr. UDALL of New Mexico) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To provide for additional Federal district judgeships.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. FEDERAL DISTRICT JUDGESHIPS.

    (a) Additional Permanent District Judgeship- The President shall appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate--

      (1) 4 additional district judges for the district of Arizona;

      (2) 4 additional district judges for the northern district of California;

      (3) 6 additional district judges for the eastern district of California;

      (4) 8 additional district judges for the central district of California;

      (5) 2 additional district judges for the southern district of California;

      (6) 1 additional district judge for the district of New Mexico;

      (7) 4 additional district judges for the southern district of Texas;

      (8) 1 additional district judge for the eastern district of Texas; and

      (9) 4 additional district judges for the western district of Texas.

    (b) Temporary Judgeships-

      (1) IN GENERAL- The President shall appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate--

        (A) 1 additional district judge for the district of Arizona;

        (B) 1 additional district judge for the northern district of California;

        (C) 1 additional district judge for the eastern district of California;

        (D) 1 additional district judge for the central district of California;

        (E) 1 additional district judge for the southern district of California;

        (F) 1 additional district judge for the district of New Mexico; and

        (G) 1 additional district judges for the western district of Texas.

      (2) VACANCIES NOT FILLED- For each of the judicial districts named in this subsection, the first vacancy arising on the district court 10 years or more after a judge is first confirmed to fill the temporary district judgeship created in that district by this subsection shall not be filled.

    (c) Conversion of Temporary Judgeships- The existing judgeships for the district of Arizona, the central district of California, the district of New Mexico, and the eastern district of Texas authorized by section 312(c) of the 21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act (28 U.S.C. 133 note; Public Law 107-273; 116 Stat. 1788), as of the effective date of this Act, shall be authorized under section 133 of title 28, United States Code, and the incumbents in those offices shall hold the office under section 133 of title 28, United States Code, as amended by this Act.

    (d) Technical and Conforming Amendments- The table contained in section 133(a) of title 28, United States Code, is amended--

      (1) by striking the item relating to the district of Arizona and inserting the following:
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`Arizona 17'; 
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      (2) by striking the item relating to California and inserting the following:
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`California:      
    Northern   18 
     Eastern   12 
     Central   36 
    Southern 15'; 
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      (3) by striking the item relating to the district of New Mexico and inserting the following:
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`New Mexico 8'; 
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      and

      (4) by striking the item relating to Texas and inserting the following:
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 `Texas:      
Northern   12 
Southern   23 
 Eastern    9 
 Western 17'. 
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