28 U.S. Code § 374 - Residence of retired judges; official station

Retired judges of the United States are not subject to restrictions as to residence. The place where a retired judge maintains the actual abode in which he customarily lives shall be deemed to be his official station for the purposes of section 456 of this title. The place where a judge or magistrate judge recalled under section 155, 375, 636, or 797 of this title maintains the actual abode in which the judge or magistrate judge customarily lives shall be deemed to be the official station of such judge or magistrate judge for purposes of section 604 (a)(7) of this title.


(June 25, 1948, ch. 646, 62 Stat. 904; Pub. L. 86–312, § 1,Sept. 21, 1959, 73 Stat. 587; Pub. L. 99–651, title II, § 202(b),Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3648; Pub. L. 101–650, title III, § 321,Dec. 1, 1990, 104 Stat. 5117.)
Historical and Revision Notes

Based on title 28, U.S.C., 1940 ed., § 402 (Feb. 11, 1938, ch. 23, 52 Stat. 28).
Sections 44 and 133 of this title require that active circuit and district judges shall reside in the circuit or district to which appointed.
Changes were made in phraseology.

1986—Pub. L. 99–651inserted last sentence.
1959—Pub. L. 86–312inserted sentence to provide that place where retired judge maintains actual abode shall be deemed to be his official station and inserted “; official station” in section catchline.
Change of Name

Words “magistrate judge” substituted for “magistrate” wherever appearing in text pursuant to section 321 ofPub. L. 101–650, set out as a note under section 631 of this title.
Effective Date of 1986 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 99–651effective Jan. 1, 1987, see section 203 ofPub. L. 99–651, set out as a note under section 155 of this title.

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