An Act To reorganize the courts of the District of Columbia, to revise the procedures for handling juveniles in the District of Columbia, to codify title 23 of the District of Columbia Code, and for other purposes

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Summary

All laws of the United States (other than this Act) applicable exclusively to the District of Columbia, in force on the effective date of this Act, in which reference is made to the (1) justice of the peace, (2) justice of the peace court, (3) police court of the District of Columbia, (4) Municipal Court of the District of Columbia, (5) Municipal Court for the District of Columbia, and (6) District of Columbia Court of General Sessions, are amended by substituting "Superior Court of the District of Columbia" for each such reference. Amendments are also included pertaining to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Laws of the United States applicable to the District of Columbia, in force on the effective date of this Act, are amended by striking out all references to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and inserting in lieu thereof "Superior Court of the District of Columbia".

Subject

  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • District of Columbia Court of General Sessions
  • Superior Court of the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court, District of Columbia

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 84 Stat. 473
  • Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Notes

This Act may be cited as the "District of Columbia Court Reform and Criminal Procedure Act of 1970".

Contained within

84 Stat. 473 (1970); Pub. L. No. 91-358 (Book)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

  • 1971
  • 07/29/1970

Topic

  • Repeal of legislation
  • Judicial power
  • Amendments (Parliamentary practice)
  • Reorganization
  • Courts
  • Courts--District of Columbia
  • Courts--Reorganization
  • District of Columbia--Courts

Place

District of Columbia

Form/Genre

Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 5; Page Numbers: 473, 570-73

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