S.431 - Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Reorganization Act of 1997105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Murkowski, Frank H. [R-AK] (Introduced 03/12/1997)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/15/1998 Referred to Subcommittee on Oversight and Courts. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.431 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/12/1997)
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Reorganization Act of 1997 - Divides the current U.S. Court of Appeals for the ninth circuit into the following two circuits: (1) the ninth circuit composed of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands, consisting of 19 judges, and holding regular sessions in San Francisco and Los Angeles; and (2) the twelfth circuit, composed of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington, consisting of seven judges, and holding regular sessions in Portland and Seattle.
Assigns circuit judges of the former ninth circuit to either of the two new circuits based upon their official station, with senior judges permitted election of assignment.