28 U.S. Code § 2265 - Certification and judicial review
(1) In general.— If requested by an appropriate State official, the Attorney General of the United States shall determine—
(A) whether the State has established a mechanism for the appointment, compensation, and payment of reasonable litigation expenses of competent counsel in State postconviction proceedings brought by indigent prisoners who have been sentenced to death;
(2) Effective date.— The date the mechanism described in paragraph (1)(A) was established shall be the effective date of the certification under this subsection.
(b) Regulations.— The Attorney General shall promulgate regulations to implement the certification procedure under subsection (a).
(c) Review of Certification.—
(1) In general.— The determination by the Attorney General regarding whether to certify a State under this section is subject to review exclusively as provided under chapter 158 of this title.
(2) Venue.— The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit shall have exclusive jurisdiction over matters under paragraph (1), subject to review by the Supreme Court under section 2350 of this title.
Source(Added Pub. L. 109–177, title V, § 507(c)(1),Mar. 9, 2006, 120 Stat. 250.)
A prior section 2265, added Pub. L. 104–132, title I, § 107(a),Apr. 24, 1996, 110 Stat. 1223, related to the application of sections 2262, 2263, 2264, and 2266 of this title to State unitary review procedures, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 109–177, title V, § 507(c)(1),Mar. 9, 2006, 120 Stat. 250.