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H.R. 5357 (99th): Emergency Drug Control Judicial Resources Act of 1986

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8/7/1986--Introduced. Emergency Drug Control Judicial Resources Act of 1986 - Directs the President to appoint, by and with the consent of the Senate, two additional district judges for each of the following judicial districts: (1) Southern and Western Districts of Texas; (2) Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; (3) Central, Northern, and Southern Districts of California; (4) Southern District of Florida; (5) Arizona; and (6) Northern District of Illinois. Declares that it is the intent of Congress that such district judges should be used to reduce the backlog of criminal prosecutions for offenses under the Controlled Substances Act and other drug control laws awaiting trial in the districts for which they are appointed.