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    18 USC Sec. 1966                                            01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 96 - RACKETEER INFLUENCED AND CORRUPT ORGANIZATIONS

HEAD

    Sec. 1966. Expedition of actions

STATUTE

      In any civil action instituted under this chapter by the United
    States in any district court of the United States, the Attorney
    General may file with the clerk of such court a certificate stating
    that in his opinion the case is of general public importance. A
    copy of that certificate shall be furnished immediately by such
    clerk to the chief judge or in his absence to the presiding
    district judge of the district in which such action is pending.
    Upon receipt of such copy, such judge shall designate immediately a
    judge of that district to hear and determine action.

SOURCE

    (Added Pub. L. 91-452, title IX, Sec. 901(a), Oct. 15, 1970, 84
    Stat. 944; amended Pub. L. 98-620, title IV, Sec. 402(24)(B), Nov.
    8, 1984, 98 Stat. 3359.)

AMENDMENTS

      1984 - Pub. L. 98-620 struck out provision that the judge so
    designated had to assign such action for hearing as soon as
    practicable, participate in the hearings and determination thereof,
    and cause such action to be expedited in every way.
                     EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1984 AMENDMENT
      Amendment by Pub. L. 98-620 not applicable to cases pending on
    Nov. 8, 1984, see section 403 of Pub. L. 98-620, set out as an
    Effective Date note under section 1657 of Title 28, Judiciary and
    Judicial Procedure.
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