28 U.S. Code § 90 - Georgia

Georgia is divided into three judicial districts to be known as the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Georgia.
Northern District
(a) The Northern District comprises four divisions.
(1) The Gainesville Division comprises the counties of Banks, Barrow, Dawson, Fannin, Forsyth, Gilmer, Habersham, Hall, Jackson, Lumpkin, Pickens, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, and White.
Court for the Gainesville Division shall be held at Gainesville.
(2) The Atlanta Division comprises the counties of Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, De Kalb, Douglas, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton, and Rockdale.
Court for the Atlanta Division shall be held at Atlanta.
(3) The Rome Division comprises the counties of Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Paulding, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield.
Court for the Rome Division shall be held at Rome.
(4) The Newnan Division comprises the counties of Carroll, Coweta, Fayette, Haralson, Heard, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding, and Troup.
Court for the Newnan Division shall be held at Newnan.
Middle District
(b) The Middle District comprises seven divisions.
(1) The Athens Division comprises the counties of Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Greene, Hart, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, and Walton.
Court for the Athens Division shall be held at Athens.
(2) The Macon Division comprises the counties of Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Butts, Crawford, Hancock, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Monroe, Peach, Pulaski, Putnam, Twiggs, Upson, Washington, and Wilkinson.
Court for the Macon Division shall be held at Macon.
(3) The Columbus Division comprises the counties of Chattahoochee, Clay, Harris, Marion, Muscogee, Quitman, Randolph, Stewart, Talbot, and Taylor.
Court for the Columbus Division shall be held at Columbus.
(4) The Americus Division comprises the counties of Ben Hill, Crisp, Dooly, Lee, Macon, Schley, Sumter, Terrell, Webster, and Wilcox.
Court for the Americus Division shall be held at Americus.
(5) The Albany Division comprises the counties of Baker, Calhoun, Dougherty, Early, Miller, Mitchell, Turner, and Worth.
Court for the Albany Division shall be held at Albany.
(6) The Valdosta Division comprises the counties of Berrien, Clinch, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, and Tift.
Court for the Valdosta Division shall be held at Valdosta.
(7) The Thomasville Division comprises the counties of Brooks, Colquitt, Decatur, Grady, Seminole, and Thomas.
Court for the Thomasville Division shall be held at Thomasville.
Southern District
(c) The Southern District comprises six divisions.
(1) The Augusta Division comprises the Counties of Burke, Columbia, Glascock, Jefferson, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Taliaferro, Warren, and Wilkes.
Court for the Augusta Division shall be held at Augusta.
(2) The Dublin Division comprises the counties of Dodge, Johnson, Laurens, Montgomery, Telfair, Treutlen, and Wheeler.
Court for the Dublin Division shall be held at Dublin.
(3) The Savannah Division comprises the counties of Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty.
Court for the Savannah Division shall be held at Savannah.
(4) The Waycross Division comprises the counties of Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Charlton, Coffee, Pierce, and Ware.
Court for the Waycross Division shall be held at Waycross.
(5) The Brunswick Division comprises the counties of Appling, Camden, Glynn, Jeff Davis, Long, McIntosh, and Wayne.
Court for the Brunswick Division shall be held at Brunswick.
(6) The Statesboro Division comprises the counties of Bulloch, Candler, Emanuel, Evans, Jenkins, Screven, Tattnall, and Toombs.
Court for the Statesboro Division shall be held at Statesboro.

Source

(June 25, 1948, ch. 646, 62 Stat. 876; Aug. 16, 1949, ch. 444, 63 Stat. 610; Oct. 31, 1951, ch. 655, § 36a,65 Stat. 723; Pub. L. 98–620, title IV, § 408(a)–(c), Nov. 8, 1984, 98 Stat. 3362; Pub. L. 99–657, § 3,Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3670.)
Historical and Revision Notes

Based on title 28, U.S.C., 1940 ed., § 150 (Mar. 3, 1911, ch. 231, § 77,36 Stat. 1108; May 28, 1926, ch. 414, §§ 1, 2,44 Stat. 670; Aug. 22, 1935, ch. 603, §§ 1–3,49 Stat. 680, 681; June 20, 1936, ch. 639, 49 Stat. 1561; Aug. 21, 1937, ch. 728, §§ 1, 2,50 Stat. 739, 740; Mar. 6, 1942, ch. 153, §§ 1–3,56 Stat. 139; Oct. 29, 1945, ch. 435, 59 Stat. 550).
Provisions for furnishing rooms and accommodations at Americus and Dublin were omitted as obsolete upon advice of the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts that Federal accommodations are now available in each of those places.
The provisions respecting court accommodations at Brunswick, Newnan, or Thomasville were omitted as covered by section 142 of this title.
Since the latest amendment of section 150 of title 28, U.S.C., 1940 ed., the former counties of Campbell and Milton were merged with Fulton County in the Atlanta Division of the Northern District.
Changes in arrangement and phraseology were made.
Amendments

1986—Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 99–657, § 3(1), substituted “Jefferson, Lincoln” for “Lincoln”.
Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 99–657, § 3(2), substituted “and Liberty” for “Evans, Liberty, Screven, and Tattnall”.
Subsec. (c)(6). Pub. L. 99–657, § 3(3), substituted “Evans, Jenkins, Screven, Tattnall” for “Jefferson, Jenkins”.
1984—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 98–620, § 408(a), added Fannin, Gilmer, and Pickens to the counties comprising the Gainesville Division of the Northern District.
Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 98–620, § 408(b), struck out Fannin, Gilmer, and Pickens from the counties comprising the Atlanta Division of the Northern District.
Subsec. (c)(6). Pub. L. 98–620, § 408(c), substituted “Statesboro” for “Swainsboro” in three places.
1951—Subsec. (c)(6). Act Oct. 31, 1951, struck out “Washington,”.
1949—Subsec. (c). Act Aug. 16, 1949, created a Swainsboro division and provided for holding court there.
Effective Date of 1986 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 99–657effective 90 days after Nov. 14, 1986, and not to affect any action commenced before and pending on such effective date, or to affect the composition, or preclude the service, of any grand or petit jury summoned, empaneled, or actually serving on such date, see section 4 ofPub. L. 99–657, set out as a note under section 121 of this title.
Effective Date of 1984 Amendment

Pub. L. 98–620, title IV, § 408(d),Nov. 8, 1984, 98 Stat. 3362, provided that: “The amendments made by this section [amending this section] shall apply to any action commenced in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on or after the effective date of this subtitle [Jan. 1, 1985], and shall not affect any action pending in such court on such effective date.”
Amendment by Pub. L. 98–620effective Jan. 1, 1985, and not to affect the composition, or preclude the service, of any grand or petit jury summoned, impaneled, or actually serving on that date, see section 411 ofPub. L. 98–620, set out as a note under section 85 of this title.

 

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