Text: H.R.6116 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 112-226 (12/28/2012)
[112th Congress Public Law 226]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[[Page 126 STAT. 1606]]
Public Law 112-226
To amend the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands to provide for
direct review by the United States Supreme Court of decisions of the
Virgin Islands Supreme Court, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Dec. 28,
2012 - [H.R. 6116]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. DIRECT REVIEW BY U.S. SUPREME COURT OF DECISIONS OF
VIRGIN ISLANDS SUPREME COURT.
Section 23 of the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands (48
U.S.C. 1613) is amended by striking ``: Provided, That'' and all that
follows through the end and inserting a period.
SEC. 2. JURISDICTION OF THE SUPREME COURT.
(a) In General.--Chapter 81 of title 28, United States Code, is
amended by adding at the end the following:
``Sec. 1260. Supreme <<NOTE: 28 USC 1260.>> Court of the Virgin
``Final judgments or decrees rendered by the Supreme Court of the
Virgin Islands may be reviewed by the Supreme Court by writ of
certiorari where the validity of a treaty or statute of the United
States is drawn in question or where the validity of a statute of the
Virgin Islands is drawn in question on the ground of its being repugnant
to the Constitution, treaties, or laws of the United States, or where
any title, right, privilege, or immunity is specially set up or claimed
under the Constitution or the treaties or statutes of, or any commission
held or authority exercised under, the United States.''.
(b) Conforming Amendment.--The table of sections for chapter 81 of
title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the
following new item:
``1260. Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands; certiorari.''.
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SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE.
The amendments made by this Act apply to cases commenced on or after
the date of the enactment of this Act.
Approved December 28, 2012.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 6116:
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 158 (2012):
Nov. 14, considered and passed House.
Dec. 13, considered and passed Senate.