28 U.S. Code Chapter 81 - SUPREME COURT

Sec. 1251. Original jurisdiction. [1252. Repealed.] 1253. Direct appeals from decisions of three-judge courts. 1254. Courts of appeals; certiorari; certified questions. [1255, 1256. Repealed.] 1257. State courts; certiorari. 1258. Supreme Court of Puerto Rico; certiorari. 1259. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; certiorari. 1260. Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands; certiorari.
Amendments

2012—Pub. L. 112–226, § 2(b),Dec. 28, 2012, 126 Stat. 1606, added item 1260.
1994—Pub. L. 103–337, div. A, title IX, § 924(d)(2)(B),Oct. 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 2832, substituted “Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces” for “Court of Military Appeals” in item 1259.
1988—Pub. L. 100–352, §§ 1, 2 (c), 5 (a),June 27, 1988, 102 Stat. 662, 663, struck out item 1252 “Direct appeals from decisions invalidating Acts of Congress”, struck out “appeal;” after “certiorari;” in item 1254, and struck out “appeal;” after “State courts;” in item 1257 and after “of Puerto Rico;” in item 1258.
1983—Pub. L. 98–209, § 10(a)(2),Dec. 6, 1983, 97 Stat. 1406, added item 1259.
1982—Pub. L. 97–164, title I, § 123,Apr. 2, 1982, 96 Stat. 36, struck out item 1255 “Court of Claims; certiorari; certified questions” and item 1256 “Court of Customs and Patent Appeals; certiorari”.
1961—Pub. L. 87–189, § 2,Aug. 30, 1961, 75 Stat. 417, added item 1258.
Definitions of Courts and Judges

Act June 25, 1948, ch. 646, § 32,62 Stat. 991, as amended by act May 24, 1949, ch. 139, § 127,63 Stat. 107, provided:
“(a) All laws of the United States in force on September 1, 1948, in which reference is made to a ‘circuit court of appeals’; ‘senior circuit judge’; ‘senior district judge’; ‘presiding judge’; ‘chief justice’, except when reference to the Chief Justice of the United States is intended; or ‘justice’, except when used with respect to a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States in his capacity as such or as a circuit justice, are hereby amended by substituting ‘court of appeals’ for ‘circuit court of appeals’; ‘chief judge of the circuit’ for ‘senior circuit judge’; ‘chief judge of the district court’ for ‘senior district judge’; ‘chief judge’ for ‘presiding judge’; ‘chief judge’ for ‘chief justice’, except when reference to the Chief Justice of the United States is intended; and ‘judge’ for ‘justice’, except when the latter term is used with respect to a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States in his capacity as such or as a circuit justice.
“(b) All laws of the United States in force on September 1, 1948, in which reference is made to the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia or to the District Court of the United States for the District of Columbia are amended by substituting ‘United States District Court for the District of Columbia’ for such designations.
“(c) All laws of the United States in force on September 1, 1948, in which reference is made to the ‘Conference of Senior Circuit Judges’, or to the ‘Judicial Conference of Senior Circuit Judges’ are amended by substituting ‘Judicial Conference of the United States’ for such designations.
“(d) This section shall not be construed to amend historical references to courts or judicial offices which have no present or future application to such courts or offices.”

 

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