Summary: S.2045 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (12/13/2012)

Requires that the principal office of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) be in the metropolitan area of Washington, DC, but allows the CAVC to sit any place within the United States.

Requires judges in active service on the CAVC to: (1) have their official duty station at the principal office; and (2) reside within 50 miles of such metropolitan area.

Allows the President to remove judges violating that residency requirement who were confirmed on or after January 1, 2012.

Sets forth exceptions for recall-eligible retired judges.