H.R.212 - Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judgeship and Reorganization Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2] (Introduced 01/04/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||03/02/2005 Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.212 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/04/2005)
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judgeship and Reorganization Act of 2005 - Divides the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit into: (1) the Ninth Circuit, composed of Arizona, California, and Nevada; and (2) the Twelfth Circuit, composed of Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, and Washington.
Directs the President to appoint two additional judges for the former Ninth Circuit, three additional judges for the new Ninth Circuit, and two temporary judges for the former Ninth Circuit.
Specifies the locations where new circuits are to hold regular sessions.
Assigns active circuit judges of the former Ninth Circuit to the new circuits. Allows senior circuit judges of the former Ninth Circuit to elect assignment.
Specifies the disposition of cases pending in the former Ninth Circuit before the effective date of this Act as follows: (1) proceedings in matters that have been submitted for decision shall continue without regard to this Act; (2) matters not yet submitted for decision must be transferred to the court to which they would have been submitted under this Act; and (3) proceedings on petitions for rehearing or rehearing en banc in matters submitted or decided shall continue without regard to this Act.
Authorizes the temporary assignment of circuit and district judges of the former Ninth Circuit among the new circuits. Authorizes administrative coordination among any two contiguous new circuits.
Directs that the former Ninth Circuit shall cease to exist for administrative purposes two years after enactment of this Act.