28 U.S. Code § 756 - Power to appoint

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Whenever a majority of the district judges of any district court cannot agree upon the appointment of any officer of such court, the chief judge shall make such appointment.

Source

(June 25, 1948, ch. 646, 62 Stat. 923.)
Historical and Revision Notes

Based on title 28, U.S.C., 1940 ed., § 375 (Mar. 3, 1911, ch. 231, § 260,36 Stat. 1161; Feb. 25, 1919, ch.29, § 6,40 Stat. 1157; Mar. 1, 1929, ch. 419, 45 Stat. 1422; May 11, 1944, ch. 192, §§ 1, 3,58 Stat. 218, 219).
Only part of section 375 of title 28, U.S.C., 1940 ed., appears in this section. The remainder is incorporated in sections 136, 294 and 371 of this title.
The term “chief judge” was substituted for “senior district judge”. (See reviser’s note under section 136 of this title.)
Minor changes in phraseology were made.

 

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