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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 1740

PUBLIC LAW 98-454—OCT. 5, 1984

accordance with the applicable law or rules of procedure. Appeals pending in the district court on the effective date of this Act shall be heard and determined by a single judge. "(c) The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit shall have jurisdiction of appeals from all final decisions of the district court on appeal from the courts established by local law. The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit shall have jurisdiction to promulgate rules necessary to carry out the provisions of this subsection. "(d) Upon the establishment of the appellate court provided for in Ante, p. 1737. section 21(a) of this Act all appeals from the decisions of the courts of the Virgin Islands established by local law not previously taken must be taken to that appellate court. The establishment of the appellate court shall not result in the loss of jurisdiction of the district court over any appeal then pending in it. The rulings of the district court on such appeals may be reviewed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and in the Supreme Court notwithstanding the establishment of the appellate court.". Courts, U.S. SEC. 706. (a) Section 24(a) of the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands (68 Stat. 506; 48 U.S.C. 1614(a)) is amended to read as follows: President of U.S. "(a) The President shall, by and with the advice and consent of the Appointments. Senate, appoint two judges for the District Court of the Virgin Islands, who shall hold office for terms of ten years and until their successors are chosen and qualified, unless sooner removed by the President for cause. The judge of the district court who is senior in continuous service and who otherwise qualifies under section 136(a) of title 28, United States Code, shall be the chief judge of the court. The salary of a judge of the district court shall be at the rate prescribed for judges of the United States district courts. Whenever it is made to appear that such an assignment is necessary for the proper dispatch of the business of the district court, the chief judge of the Third Judicial Circuit of the United States may assign a judge of a court of record of the Virgin Islands established by local law, or a circuit or district judge of the Third Judicial Circuit, or a recalled senior judge of the District Court of the Virgin Islands, or the Chief Justice of the United States may assign any other United States circuit or district judge with the consent of the judge so assigned and of the chief judge of his circuit, to serve temporarily as a judge of the District Court of the Virgin Islands. The compensation of the judges of the district court and the administrative expenses of the court shall be paid from appropriations made for the judiciary of the United States.". Crimes and Qj) Section 240t>) of the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands misdemeanors. (68 Stat. 506; 48 U.S.C. 1614(b)) is amended to read as follows: 18 USC 3001. "(b) Where appropriate, the provisions of part II of title 18 and of 28 USC 501. title 28, United States Code, and, notwithstanding the provisions of 18 USC app. rule 7(a) and of rule 54(a) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure relating to the requirement of indictment and to the prosecution of criminal offenses in the Virgin Islands by information, respectively, the rules of practice heretofore or hereafter promulgated and made effective by the Congress or the Supreme Court of the United States pursuant to titles 11, 18, and 28, United States Code, shall apply to the district court and appeals therefrom: Provided, That the terms 'Attorney for the government' and 'United States attorney' as used 18 USC app. in the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall, when applicable to causes arising under the income tax laws applicable to the Virgin Islands, mean the Attorney General of the Virgin Islands or such