18 USC Sec. 1966 01/05/2009
TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 96 - RACKETEER INFLUENCED AND CORRUPT ORGANIZATIONS
Sec. 1966. Expedition of actions
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.
(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.)
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