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 -CITE-
    28 USC Sec. 116                                              01/24/94
 
-EXPCITE-
    TITLE 28 - JUDICIARY AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - ORGANIZATION OF COURTS
    CHAPTER 5 - DISTRICT COURTS
 
-HEAD-
    Sec. 116. Oklahoma
 
-STATUTE-
      Oklahoma is divided into three judicial districts to be known as
    the Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Oklahoma.
                             NORTHERN DISTRICT
      (a) The Northern District comprises the counties of Craig, Creek,
    Delaware, Mayes, Nowata, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Rogers, Tulsa, and
    Washington.
        Court for the Northern District shall be held at Bartlesville,
            Miami, Pawhuska, Tulsa, and Vinita.
                              EASTERN DISTRICT
      (b) The Eastern District comprises the counties of Adair, Atoka,
    Bryan, Carter, Cherokee, Choctaw, Coal, Haskell, Hughes, Johnston,
    Latimer Le Flore Love, McCurtain, McIntosh, Marshall, Murray,
    Muskogee, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Pushmataha,
    Seminole, Sequoyah, and Wagoner.
        Court for the Eastern District shall be held at Ada, Ardmore,
            Durant, Hugo, Muskogee, Okmulgee, Poteau, and S. McAlester.
                              WESTERN DISTRICT
      (c) The Western District comprises the counties of Alfalfa,
    Beaver, Beckham, Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Cimarron, Cleveland,
    Comanche, Cotton, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Garvin, Grady,
    Grant, Greer, Harmon, Harper, Jackson, Jefferson, Kay, Kingfisher,
    Kiowa, Lincoln, Logan, McClain, Major, Noble, Oklahoma, Payne,
    Pottawatomie, Roger Mills, Stephens, Texas, Tillman, Washita,
    Woods, and Woodward.
        Court for the Western District shall be held at Chickasha,
            Enid, Guthrie, Lawton, Mangum, Oklahoma City, Pauls Valley,
            Ponca City, Shawnee, and Woodward.
 
-SOURCE-
    (June 25, 1948, ch. 646, 62 Stat. 887; Aug. 4, 1966, Pub. L.
    89-526, Sec. 1, 80 Stat. 335.)
 
-MISC1-
                       HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES
      Based on title 28, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Sec. 182, 182a (Mar. 3,
    1911, ch. 231, Sec. 101, 36 Stat. 1122; Feb. 20, 1917, ch. 102, 39
    Stat. 927; June 13, 1918, ch. 98, 40 Stat. 604; Feb. 26, 1919, ch.
    54, 40 Stat. 1184; June 5, 1924, ch. 259, 43 Stat. 387; Jan. 10,
    1925, chs. 68, 69, 43 Stat. 730, 731; Feb. 16, 1925, ch. 233, Sec.
    1, 43 Stat. 945; May 7, 1926, ch. 255, 44 Stat. 408; Apr. 21, 1928,
    ch. 395, 45 Stat. 440; Mar. 2, 1929, ch. 539, 45 Stat. 1518; June
    28, 1930, ch. 714, 46 Stat. 829; May 13, 1936, ch. 386, 49 Stat.
    1271; Aug. 12, 1937, ch. 595, 50 Stat. 625).
      Provisions for furnishing rooms and accommodations at Ada,
    Bartlesville, Mangum, Miami, Okmulgee, and Ponca City were omitted
    as obsolete, on advice of the Director of the Administrative Office
    of the United States Courts that Federal accommodations are now
    available at such places.
      A provision making inoperative the requirement for furnishing
    court accommodations without cost to the United States whenever the
    same shall be provided in federal buildings at Shawnee, was omitted
    as unnecessary.  When such buildings become available the Director
    will, under section 604 of this title, provide court accommodations
    therein.
      A provision for adjournment of any term by an order made in
    chambers, is incorporated in section 140 of this title.
      Provisions relating to maintenance of offices by the clerks were
    omitted as covered by section 751 of this title.
      The provisions respecting court accommodations at Durant, Hugo,
    Poteau, Pauls Valley, Pawhuska, and Shawnee were omitted as covered
    by section 142 of this title.
      Changes in arrangement and phraseology were made.
                                 AMENDMENTS
      1966 - Pub. L. 89-526 transferred from the Eastern District in
    subsec. (b) to the Western District in subsec. (c) the counties of
    Garvin, Grady, Jefferson, McClain, and Stephens and the places for
    holding court at Chickasha and Pauls Valley.
                      EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1966 AMENDMENT
      Section 2 of Pub. L. 89-526 provided that: ''The amendments made
    by this Act (amending this section) shall take effect on the
    sixtieth day after the date of enactment of this Act (Aug. 4,
    1966).''
 



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