8 U.S. Code § 1532 - Establishment of removal court
(a) Designation of judges
The Chief Justice of the United States shall publicly designate 5 district court judges from 5 of the United States judicial circuits who shall constitute a court that shall have jurisdiction to conduct all removal proceedings. The Chief Justice may, in the Chief Justice’s discretion, designate the same judges under this section as are designated pursuant to section 103(a) of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1803 (a)).
Each judge designated under subsection (a) of this section shall serve for a term of 5 years and shall be eligible for redesignation, except that of the members first designated—
(c) Chief judge
The Chief Justice shall publicly designate one of the judges of the removal court to be the chief judge of the removal court.
(d) Expeditious and confidential nature of proceedings
(e) Establishment of panel of special attorneys
The removal court shall provide for the designation of a panel of attorneys each of whom—
Source(June 27, 1952, ch. 477, title V, § 502, as added Pub. L. 104–132, title IV, § 401(a),Apr. 24, 1996, 110 Stat. 1259; amended Pub. L. 104–208, div. C, title III, § 354(a)(4),Sept. 30, 1996, 110 Stat. 3009–643.)
References in Text
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, referred to in subsec. (d), is Pub. L. 95–511, Oct. 25, 1978, 92 Stat. 1783, as amended, which is classified principally to chapter 36 (§ 1801 et seq.) of Title 50, War and National Defense. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1801 of Title 50 and Tables.
1996—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 104–208added subsec. (e).
Effective Date of 1996 Amendment