Any of the following civil actions or criminal prosecutions, commenced in a State court may be removed by the defendant to the district court of the United States for the district and division embracing the place wherein it is pending:
28 U.S.C. § 1443
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES Based on title 28, U.S.C., 1940 ed., §74 (Mar. 3, 1911, ch. 231, §31, 36 Stat. 1096).Other provisions of section State where such suit or prosecution is pending" after "courts of such States," were omitted as unnecessary. Changes were made in phraseology.of title 28, U.S.C., 1940 ed., are incorporated in sections 1446 and 1447 of this title. Words "or in the part of the
- State court
- The term "State court" includes the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
- The term "State" includes the District of Columbia.