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106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 3071

   To provide for the appointment of additional Federal circuit and 
                district judges, and for other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           September 19, 2000

Mr. Hatch (for himself, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Bayh, Mr. Bingaman, Mrs. Boxer, 
Mr. Domenici, Mr. Edwards, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Graham, Mr. Inouye, Mr. 
Kerrey, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Reid, Mr. Robb, and Mr. Schumer) (by request) 
introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the 
                       Committee on the Judiciary

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                                 A BILL


 
   To provide for the appointment of additional Federal circuit and 
                district judges, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Federal Judgeship Act of 2000''.

SEC. 2. CIRCUIT JUDGES FOR THE CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS.

    (a) In General.--The President shall appoint, by and with the 
advice and consent of the Senate--
            (1) 2 additional circuit judges for the second circuit 
        court of appeals;
            (2) 2 additional circuit judges for the sixth circuit court 
        of appeals; and
            (3) 2 additional circuit judges for the ninth circuit court 
        of appeals.
    (b) Temporary Judgeships.--The President shall appoint, by and with 
the advice and consent of the Senate--
            (1) 1 additional circuit judge for the first circuit court 
        of appeals; and
            (2) 3 additional circuit judges for the ninth circuit court 
        of appeals.
For the first circuit court of appeals, the first vacancy arising on 
the court 7 years or more after a judge is first confirmed to fill the 
temporary circuit judgeship created in that circuit by this subsection 
shall not be filled. For the ninth circuit court of appeals, the first 
3 vacancies arising on the court 7 years or more after judges are first 
confirmed to fill all 3 temporary circuit judgeships created in that 
circuit by this subsection shall not be filled.
    (c) Tables.--In order that the table contained in section 44 of 
title 28, United States Code, will, with respect to each judicial 
circuit, reflect the changes in the total number of permanent circuit 
judgeships authorized as a result of subsection (a) of this section, 
such table is amended to read as follows:

``Circuits                                             Number of Judges
    District of Columbia..........................                  12 
    First.........................................                   6 
    Second........................................                  15 
    Third.........................................                  14 
    Fourth........................................                  15 
    Fifth.........................................                  17 
    Sixth.........................................                  18 
    Seventh.......................................                  11 
    Eighth........................................                  11 
    Ninth.........................................                  30 
    Tenth.........................................                  12 
    Eleventh......................................                  12 
    Federal.......................................               12.''.

SEC. 3. DISTRICT JUDGES FOR THE DISTRICT COURTS.

    (a) In General.--The President shall appoint, by and with the 
advice and consent of the Senate--
            (1) 1 additional district judge for the northern district 
        of Alabama;
            (2) 1 additional district judge for the middle district of 
        Alabama;
            (3) 1 additional district judge for the district of 
        Arizona;
            (4) 2 additional district judges for the eastern district 
        of California;
            (5) 1 additional judge for the northern district of 
        California;
            (6) 5 additional district judges for the southern district 
        of California;
            (7) 1 additional district judge for the district of 
        Colorado;
            (8) 1 additional district judge for the middle district of 
        Florida;
            (9) 2 additional district judges for the southern district 
        of Florida;
            (10) 2 additional district judges for the district of New 
        Mexico;
            (11) 3 additional district judges for the eastern district 
        of New York;
            (12) 2 additional district judges for the western district 
        of North Carolina;
            (13) 1 additional district judge for the district of South 
        Carolina;
            (14) 2 additional district judges for the southern district 
        of Texas;
            (15) 3 additional district judges for the western district 
        of Texas; and
            (16) 2 additional district judges for the eastern district 
        of Virginia.
    (b) Temporary Judgeships.--The President shall appoint, by and with 
the advice and consent of the Senate--
            (1) 1 additional district judge for the northern district 
        of Alabama;
            (2) 1 additional district judge for the southern district 
        of Alabama;
            (3) 4 additional district judges for the district of 
        Arizona;
            (4) 2 additional district judges for the central district 
        of California;
            (5) 3 additional district judges for the southern district 
        of California;
            (6) 1 additional district judge for the district of 
        Colorado;
            (7) 1 additional district judge for the middle district of 
        Florida;
            (8) 1 additional district judge for the southern district 
        of Indiana;
            (9) 1 additional district judge for the eastern district of 
        Kentucky;
            (10) 1 additional district judge for the district of 
        Nevada;
            (11) 1 additional district judge for the district of New 
        Mexico;
            (12) 1 additional district judge for the northern district 
        of New York;
            (13) 1 additional district judge for the western district 
        of New York;
            (14) 1 additional district judge for the district of 
        Oregon;
            (15) 1 additional district judge for the western district 
        of Texas;
            (16) 1 additional district judge for the eastern district 
        of Texas; and
            (17) 1 additional district judge for the western district 
        of Washington.
For the district of Arizona, the first 4 vacancies arising on the 
district court 7 years or more after judges are first confirmed to fill 
all 4 temporary district judgeships created in that district by this 
subsection shall not be filled. For the central district of California, 
the first 2 vacancies arising on the district court 7 years or more 
after judges are first confirmed to fill both temporary district 
judgeships created in that district by this subsection shall not be 
filled. For the southern district of California, the first 3 vacancies 
arising on the district court 7 years or more after judges are first 
confirmed to fill all 3 temporary district judgeships created in that 
district by this subsection shall not be filled. For each of the other 
judicial districts named in this subsection, the first vacancy arising 
on the district court 7 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) Existing Judgeships.--
            (1) The existing judgeships for the eastern district of 
        California, the district of Hawaii, the central district of 
        Illinois, the southern district of Illinois, the district of 
        Nebraska, the northern district of New York, and the eastern 
        district of Virginia authorized by section 203(c) of the 
        Judicial Improvements Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-650, 104 
        Stat. 5089) as amended by Public Law 105-53, 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.
            (2) The existing judgeships for the northern district of 
        Ohio authorized by section 203(c) of the Judicial Improvements 
        Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-650, 104 Stat. 5089) as amended by 
        Public Law 105-53, as of the effective date of this Act, shall 
        be extended. The first vacancy in the office of district judge 
        in that district occurring 15 years or more after the 
        confirmation date of the judge named to fill the temporary 
        judgeship created by such section 203(c) shall not be filled.
    (d) Tables.--In order that the table contained in section 133 of 
title 28, United States Code, will, with respect to each judicial 
district, reflect the changes in the total number of permanent district 
judgeships authorized as a result of subsections (a) and (c)(1) of this 
section, such table is amended to read as follows:

``Districts                                                      Judges
Alabama:
    Northern................................................         8 
    Middle..................................................         4 
    Southern................................................         3 
Alaska......................................................         3 
Arizona.....................................................        12 
Arkansas:
    Eastern.................................................         5 
    Western.................................................         3 
California:
    Northern................................................        15 
    Eastern.................................................         9 
    Central.................................................        27 
    Southern................................................        13 
Colorado....................................................         8 
Connecticut.................................................         8 
Delaware....................................................         4 
District of Columbia........................................        15 
Florida:
    Northern................................................         4 
    Middle..................................................        16 
    Southern................................................        18 
Georgia:
    Northern................................................        11 
    Middle..................................................         4 
    Southern................................................         3 
Hawaii......................................................         4 
Idaho.......................................................         2 
Illinois:
    Northern................................................        22 
    Central.................................................         4 
    Southern................................................         4 
Indiana:
    Northern................................................         5 
    Southern................................................         5 
Iowa:
    Northern................................................         2 
    Southern................................................         3 
Kansas......................................................         5 
Kentucky:
    Eastern.................................................         4 
    Western.................................................         4 
    Eastern and Western.....................................         1 
Louisiana:
    Eastern.................................................        12 
    Middle..................................................         3 
    Western.................................................         7 
Maine.......................................................         3 
Maryland....................................................        10 
Massachusetts...............................................        13 
Michigan:
    Eastern.................................................        15 
    Western.................................................         4 
Minnesota...................................................         7 
Mississippi:
    Northern................................................         3 
    Southern................................................         6 
Missouri:
    Eastern.................................................         6 
    Western.................................................         5 
    Eastern and Western.....................................         2 
Montana.....................................................         3 
Nebraska....................................................         4 
Nevada......................................................         6 
New Hampshire...............................................         3 
New Jersey..................................................        17 
New Mexico..................................................         7 
New York:
    Northern................................................         5 
    Southern................................................        28 
    Eastern.................................................        18 
    Western.................................................         4 
North Carolina:
    Eastern.................................................         4 
    Middle..................................................         4 
    Western.................................................         5 
North Dakota................................................         2 
Ohio:
    Northern................................................        11 
    Southern................................................         8 
Oklahoma:
    Northern................................................         3 
    Eastern.................................................         1 
    Western.................................................         6 
    Northern, Eastern, and Western..........................         1 
Oregon......................................................         6 
Pennsylvania:
    Eastern.................................................        22 
    Middle..................................................         6 
    Western.................................................        10 
Puerto Rico.................................................         7 
Rhode Island................................................         3 
South Carolina..............................................        10 
South Dakota................................................         3 
Tennessee:
    Eastern.................................................         5 
    Middle..................................................         4 
    Western.................................................         5 

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