H.R. 2365 (112th): Southwest Border Judgeship Expansion Act of 2011

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Jun 24, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2365

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 24, 2011

(for himself, Mr. Gonzalez, Mr. Luján, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Reyes, Mr. Sires, Mr. Gutierrez, Mr. Pierluisi, Mr. Gene Green of Texas, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Ms. Jackson Lee of Texas, and Mr. Stark) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To provide for additional Federal district judgeships.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Southwest Border Judgeship Expansion Act of 2011.

2.

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 judge 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:

Arizona17

;

(2)

by striking the item relating to California and inserting the following:

California:
Northern18
Eastern12
Central36
Southern15

;

(3)

by striking the item relating to the district of New Mexico and inserting the following:

New Mexico8

;

and
(4)

by striking the item relating to Texas and inserting the following:

Texas:
Northern12
Southern23
Eastern9
Western17

.