(June 25, 1948, ch. 646, 62 Stat. 908; Pub. L. 95–598, title II, § 216,Nov. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 2661.)
Historical and Revision Notes
Based on title 28, U.S.C., 1940 ed., §§ 10,
523b, (Mar. 3, 1911, ch. 231, § 6,36 Stat. 1088
; June 3, 1930, ch. 396, §§ 1,
,46 Stat. 496
Section consolidates and simplifies sections
523b of title
, U.S.C., 1940 ed., relating to filing district court records and destroying obsolete papers and bankruptcy proofs of claims.
The revised section enlarges scope of section
10 of title
, U.S.C., 1940 ed., to include places of keeping records of courts of appeals which was not covered by existing law.
The provisions in section
10 of title
, U.S.C., 1940 ed., that where court is held “at more than one place” and the place of keeping the records “is not specially provided by law, they shall be kept at either of the places” designated by the court, was changed to permit the judicial councils of the circuits to make the determination without requiring special enactment of Congress. See section
of this title as to purpose and duties of the judicial councils.
The provision of section
523a of title
, U.S.C., 1940 ed., authorizing destruction of records by the Attorney General was rewritten in the second paragraph to give such authority, respecting court records, to the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. Such Director, under section
of this title, now exercises administrative authority over clerks and commissioners.
A similar provision with respect to records of United States attorneys and marshals was omitted as superseded by sections
380 of title
, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Public Printing and Documents, which prescribe the exclusive method for disposition of such papers.
Substantial changes were made in phraseology and arrangement.
References in Text
366–380 of Title
, referred to in text, were repealed and the provisions thereof reenacted as chapter 33 (§ 3301 et seq.) of Title 44, Public Printing and Documents, by Pub. L. 90–620
, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1238
1978—Pub. L. 95–598
directed the amendment of section by inserting “of bankruptcy courts,” after “The record”, which amendment did not become effective pursuant to section 402(b) ofPub. L. 95–598
, as amended, set out as an Effective Date note preceding section