You are here

U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona: Legislative History

June 20, 1910
36 Stat. 557
Congress organized Arizona as one judicial district, authorized one judgeship for the U.S. district court, and assigned the district to the Ninth Circuit. The act became effective upon the admission of the State of Arizona on February 14, 1912.
September 14, 1922
42 Stat. 837
One temporary judgeship authorized.
August 19, 1935
49 Stat. 659
Temporary judgeship made permanent.
May 19, 1961
75 Stat. 80
One additional judgeship authorized.
March 18, 1966
80 Stat. 75
One additional judgeship authorized.
June 2, 1970
84 Stat. 294
One additional judgeship authorized.
October 20, 1978
92 Stat. 1629
Three additional judgeships authorized.
November 29, 1999
113 Stat. 1501
Three additional judgeships authorized.
Dec. 21, 2000
114 Stat. 2762
One additional judgeship authorized.
November 2, 2002
116 Stat. 1758
One temporary judgeship authorized. (Judgeship extended by 127 Stat. 418, 128 Stat. 203, 128 Stat. 2352, 129 Stat. 2443, 131 Stat. 347, 132 Stat. 556, 133 Stat. 159, 133 Stat. 2454, and Pub. L. No. 116-260.)

 

Authorized Judgeships
1910
1
1922
2
1961
3
1966
4
1970
5
1978
8
1984
9*
1988
8
1999
11
2000
12
2002
13
* Temporary judgeship authorized by 71 Stat. 586, which provided for the appointment of an additional judge when a sitting judge was certified as disabled.

Select a State

Other Arizona Resources