28 U.S.C. § 639

Current through P.L. 118-13 (published on www.congress.gov on 08/07/2023)
Section 639 - Definitions

As used in this chapter-

(1) "Conference" shall mean the Judicial Conference of the United States;
(2) "Council" shall mean the Judicial Council of the Circuit;
(3) "Director" shall mean the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts;
(4) "Full-time magistrate judge" shall mean a full-time United States magistrate judge;
(5) "Part-time magistrate judge" shall mean a part-time United States magistrate judge; and
(6) "United States magistrate judge" and "magistrate judge" shall mean both full-time and part-time United States magistrate judges.

28 U.S.C. § 639

June 25, 1948, ch. 646, 62 Stat. 917; Pub. L. 90-578, title I, §101, Oct. 17, 1968, 82 Stat. 1114; Pub. L. 101-650, title III, §321, Dec. 1, 1990, 104 Stat. 5117.

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTESBased on title 28, U.S.C., 1940 ed., §528a (July 10, 1946, ch. 548, 60 Stat. 525).Provisions of section 528a of title 28, U.S.C., 1940 ed., for furnishing seal is included in section 638 of this title. Changes were made in phraseology.


AMENDMENTS1968- Pub. L. 90-578 substituted definition provisions for prior requirements obligating the Director to furnish docket books and forms to United States commissioners and, with approval of the chief judge of the district court, a copy of the United States Code, declaring such property to remain United States property, and calling for transmission of such property to successors in office or for its disposal as directed by the Director, now incorporated in section 638(a) and (b) of this title.


CHANGE OF NAMEWords "magistrate judge" and "magistrate judges" substituted for "magistrate" and "magistrates", respectively, wherever appearing in text pursuant to section 321 of Pub. L. 101-650 set out as a note under section 631 of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1968 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 90-578 effective Oct. 17, 1968, except when a later effective date is applicable, which is the earlier of date when implementation of amendment by appointment of magistrates [now United States magistrate judges] and assumption of office takes place or third anniversary of enactment of Pub. L. 90-578 on Oct. 17, 1968, see section 403 of Pub. L. 90-578 set out as a note under section 631 of this title.