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      senate Committees
      Senate Committee on the Judiciary
  • The house Passed October 28th, 2009
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      House Committee on the Judiciary
      Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
    IntroducedSeptember 23rd, 2009

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Title

Federal Judiciary Administrative Improvements Act of 2009

Official Title

To provide improvements for the operations of the Federal courts, and for other purposes.

Summary

Federal Judiciary Administrative Improvements Act of 2009 - Amends the federal judicial code to: (1) remove the power of certain active or retired federal judges to appoint U.S. magistrate judges; (2) revise the statutory description of the District of North Dakota to eliminate the current four divisions each of which holds court exclusively for specified counties; (3) revise requirements for the disability retirement and cost-of-living adjustments of annuities for territorial judges; and (4) revise requirements for the compensation of Federal Judicial Center personnel, including reemployed annuitants. Amends federal civil service law to subject judicial branch senior executives to federal civil service annual leave requirements and limitations. Amends the federal criminal code to: (1) require court use of separate judgment and statement of reasons forms in the imposition of a criminal sentence; (2) require appropriate adaptation of pretrial services functions for juveniles; (3) modify the reporting schedule for criminal wiretap orders; and (4) increase the compensation thresholds triggering administrative review of compensation for non-counsel investigative, expert, or other services necessary for adequate representation of a person financially unable to obtain them.

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