28 U.S.C. § 132 : US Code - Section 132: Creation and composition of district courts
Search 28 U.S.C. § 132 : US Code - Section 132: Creation and composition of district courts
(a) There shall be in each judicial district a district court
which shall be a court of record known as the United States
District Court for the district.
(b) Each district court shall consist of the district judge or
judges for the district in regular active service. Justices or
judges designated or assigned shall be competent to sit as judges
of the court.
(c) Except as otherwise provided by law, or rule or order of
court, the judicial power of a district court with respect to any
action, suit or proceeding may be exercised by a single judge, who
may preside alone and hold a regular or special session of court at
the same time other sessions are held by other judges.
Appointment and number of district judges