Based on section
, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Customs Duties (May 4, 1923, ch. 251, § 2,42 Stat. 1453
; Jan. 13, 1925, ch. 76, 43 Stat. 748
; May 28, 1926, ch. 411, § 1,44 Stat. 669
; June 17, 1930, ch. 497, title IV, §§ 518,
649,46 Stat. 737
Section is based on the last two sentences of section
, U.S.C., 1940 ed., which provided for appointment by the Attorney General in conformity with the civil service laws. This and other administrative powers of the Department of Justice with respect to the courts were transferred to the Administrative Office of the United States Courts by section
446 of title
, U.S.C., 1940 ed., which is section
of this title. The revised section vests the power of appointment in the chief judge to conform with section
of this title and rules 5 and 22 of the Rules of the Customs Court adopted May 29, 1936.
Changes were made in phraseology.
1980—Pub. L. 96–417
redesignated the Customs Court as the Court of International Trade.
1959—Pub. L. 86–243
included chief deputy clerk and assistant clerk in section catchline, transferred the appointing authority from the chief judge to the Customs Court, provided for appointment of a chief deputy clerk, an assistant clerk and deputy clerks and for power of removal and deleted reference to the civil service laws with respect to appointments.
Amendment by Pub. L. 96–417
effective Nov. 1, 1980, and applicable with respect to civil actions pending on or commenced on or after such date, see section 701(a) ofPub. L. 96–417
, set out as a note under section
of this title.
Section 4 ofPub. L. 86–243
provided that: “Nothing contained in the amendments made by this Act [enacting section
and amending this section and sections
of this title] shall be construed to deprive any person serving on the date of enactment of this Act [Sept. 9, 1959] as an officer or employee of the Customs Court of any rights, privileges, or civil service status, if any, to which such person is entitled under the laws of the United States or regulations thereunder.”