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COURT OF CUSTOMS AND PATENT APPEALS

CUSTOMS COURT

General and special funds:

General and special funds:

SALARIES AND EXPENSES For salaries of the chief judge, four associate judges, and all other officers and employees of the court, and necessary expenses of the court, including exchange of books, and traveling expenses, as may be approved by the chief judge, [$361,000] $390,000. (6 U.S.Č. 835-842; 28 U.S.C. 211-213, 456, 604, 831-834, 961, 962; Judiciary Appropriation Act, 1963.)

Program and Financing (in thousands of dollars)

SALARIES AND EXPENSES For salaries of the chief judge and eight judges; salaries of the officers and employees of the court; services as authorized by section 15 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (5 U.S.C. 55a); and necessary expenses of the court, including exchange of books, and traveling expenses, as may be approved by the court; [$919,000] $989,000: Provided, That traveling expenses of judges of the Customs Court shall be paid upon the written certificate of the judge. (5 U.S.C. 835-842; 28 U.S.C. 251-255, 456, 604, 871-873, 961, 962; Judiciary Appropriation Act, 1963.)

Program and Financing (in thousands of dollars)

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Program by activities:

1962 1963 1964 Salaries and expenses (obligations).

334 370
390

actual estimate estimate Financing:

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Salaries and expenses (obligations).

876 942 989 New obligational authority

370 390 Financing:
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895 942 989 Appropriation.

359 361 390 Proposed supplemental due to pay increases..

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New obligational authority:
Appropriation..

895 919 989 The U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals has Proposed supplemental due to pay increases

23 exclusive jurisdiction in appeals from judgments of the U.S. Customs Court in all cases involving the construction of the law and facts respecting the classification of mer

This item is not subject to the approval of the Judicial chandise and the rate of duty imposed thereunder and all Conference. appealable questions as to the laws and regulations

The U.S. Customs Court has exclusive jurisdiction over governing the collection of customs revenues. Its de- civil actions arising under the tariff laws, the internal cisions are final unless taken to the Supreme Court on revenue laws relating to imported merchandise, the several writs of certiorari.

customs simplification acts, the proclamations of the The court also has exclusive jurisdiction of appeals from President issued under reciprocal trade agreements, and the Tariff Commission on questions of law only and in the other proclamations imposing taxes or quotas on imported matter of unfair practices in import trade, and appellate goods. The court also has appellate jurisdiction of cases jurisdiction from decisions of the Patent Office in patent litigating the value of imported merchandise. It tries and trademark cases, except those involving equity. cases without a jury, making findings of fact and applying

the law.
Customs cases
Palent cases

CASELOAD
1961 1962 1961 1962

Pending.

Pending, Pending, beginning of year.. 39 30 134 148

beginning

end of

Decided Docketed during year.

Received 32 29 126

of year 174

Protest Cases:
Disposed of during year.

41 35 112 115
1961..

113,671 28,212 47,098 94,785 Pending, end of year.

30 24 148 207
1962.

94,785 22,926 35,479 82,232 Object Classification (in thousands of dollars)

Appeals for Reappraisement:
1961...

75,852 26,864 12,858 89,858 1962.

89,858 17,866 13,855 93,869
1962 1963 1964
actual estimate estimate

Applications for review:
1961.

274 49 100 223 1962..

223 135 222 136 11 Personnel compensation:

Petitions for Remission:
Permanent positions..

295 314 331
1961.

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3
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3 Positions other than permanent..

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10

10
1962.

3
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6

5 Other personnel compensation.

2 Remands of Protests: Total personnel compensation

296 324 343
1961..

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13

10 12 Personnel benefits...

17
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1962.

10
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2 16 21 Travel and transportation of persons..

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1 23 Rent, communications, and utilities.

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Object Classification (in thousands of dollars) 24 Printing and reproduction....

17 17 25 Other services.

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1962 1963 1964 26 Supplies and materials.

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actual estimate estimate 31 Equipment...

4
4

4 Total obligations...

334

390 11 Personnel compensation:
Permanent positions...

735 799
Positions other than permanent.

8

8 Personnel Summary Other personnel compensation.

5 Total number of permanent positions..

28 29 29
Total personnel compensation

758 806 850 Full-time equivalent of other positions.

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12 Personnel benefits...

48 52

55 Average number of all employees.-

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28

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21 Travel and transportation of persons..

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25 Number of employees at end of year.

28
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29 22 Transportation of things....

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370

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Total personnel compensation.
12 Personnel benefits.
21 Travel and transportation of persons.
23 Rent, communications, and utilities.
24 Printing and reproduction...
25 Other services
26 Supplies and materials.
31 Equipment..

SALARIES AND EXPENSES For salaries of the chief judge, four associate judges, and all other officers and employees of the court, and for other necessary expenses, including stenographic and other fees and charges necessary in the taking of testimony, and travel, ($1,025,000] $1,114,000. (5 U.S.Č. 835-842; 28 U.S.C. 171, 173, 456, 604, 791, 792, 794, 795, 961, 962; 41 U.S.C. 114(a); Judiciary Appropriation Act, 1963.)

Program and Financing (in thousands of dollars)

Total obligations

Personnel Summary

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The Court of Claims has jurisdiction over all cases involving claims against the United States (except in

Program by activities: pension suits) instituted upon constitutional grounds or Structural and mechanical maintenance (obunder Federal law or regulations, all claims arising out of ligations) (object class 25).. any contract with the Federal Government and its agen

Financing: cies, and claims for the refund of taxes. It also has general

New obligational authority (appropriation) jurisdiction to hear and determine claims for damages other than tort actions, provided the claimants would have the right to sue in law or equity if the United States

This appropriation provides for s were not immune to such suits. It has jurisdiction in improvements to the Court of Claims suits against the United States by contractors dissatisfied the repair and maintenance of the me with the findings and decisions of contracting agencies | The work is performed under the sup under terminated war contracts, and jurisdiction con tect of the Capitol.

COURTS OF APPEALS, DISTRICT COURTS, AND

OTHER JUDICIAL SERVICES

General and special funds:

SALARIES OF JUDGES For salaries of circuit judges; district judges (including judges of the district courts of the Virgin Islands, the Panama Canal Zone, and Guam); justices and judges retired or resigned under title 28, United States Code, sections 371, 372, and 373; and annuities of widows of Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States in accordance with title 28, United States Code, section 375; [$10,860,000) $11,200,000. (28 U.S.C. 44, 133, 135, 604(a)(v); 48 U.S.C. 1405y, 14246, 1614; 3 C.Z. Code, sec. 5(a)(6); Judiciary Appropriation Act, 1963.)

Program and Financing (in thousands of dollars)

SALARIES OF SUPPORTING PERSONNEL For salaries of all officials and employees of the Federal Judiciary, not otherwise specifically provided for [$27,000,000] $31,480,000: Provided, That the compensation of secretaries and law clerks of circuit and district judges shall be fixed by the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts without regard to the Classification Act of 1949, as amended, except that the salary of a secretary shall conform with that of the General Schedule grades (GS) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10, as the appointing judge shall determine, and the salary of a law clerk shall conform with that of the General Schedule grades (GS) 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12, as the appointing judge shall determine, subject to review by the Judicial Conference of the United States if requested by the Director, such

determination by the judge otherwise to be final: Provided further, That (exclusive of step increases corresponding with those provided for by title VII of the Classification Act of 1949, as amended, and of compensation paid for temporary assistance needed because of an emergency) the aggregate salaries paid to secretaries and law clerks appointed by one judge shall not exceed [$15,950] $17,670 per annum, except in the case of the chief judge of each circuit and the chief judge of each district court having five or more district judges, in which case the aggregate salaries shall not exceed ($21,305] $23,465 per

(18 U.S.C. 3654, 3656; 28 U.S.C. 604@(5), 631(a), 633(c), 634, 711(a) (b), 712, 713(a) (6) (c), 751(a)(6), 752, 753, 755; 48 U.S.C."863; 73 Stat. 546; 11 D.C.C. 312, 332; 19 D.C.C. 401, 403; 3 C.Z. Code, sec. 7; Judiciary Appropriation Act, 1963.)

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The statutory salaries and benefits of all active U.S. circuit and district judges, and all justices and judges who have retired or resigned in pursuance of law are payable from this appropriation. This item also includes the payment of annuities to surviving widows of Supreme Court Justices.

It is estimated that funds will be required to pay an average of 466 judges in 1964 as compared with 452 for which provision is made in the base appropriation. A reduction in the number of judgeship vacancies from 23 to 14 and an increase in the number of senior judges from 85 to 90 is anticipated.

Object Classification in thousands of dollars)

Program by activities:
Salaries and benefits:

Direct program..--
Reimbursable program.

Total obligations.--
Financing:
Advances and reimbursements from other

accounts (-). Unobligated balance lapsing-

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The primary and appellate jurisdiction of the courts of the United States are vested in the 92 district courts and 11 courts of appeals. Provision for the salaries of the administrative and legal aides required to assist the judges in the conduct of hearings, trials, and other judicial functions and to man the component offices of the courts including the Federal Probation System, is made under this heading. The estimate for 1964 includes provision or "pay increases” under the Federal Salary Reform Act of 1962; the regrading of deputy clerks in the U.S. district courts and officers and employees in the Probation System consistent with new classification standards prescribed in the "Judiciary Salary Plan” as approved by the Judical Conference; and for within-grade salary advancements.

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COURTS OF APPEALS, DISTRICT COURTS, AND 28 U.S.C. 604, 631, 633, 636, 1964, 1865, 1871; 42 U.S.C. 1971(e); OTHER JUDICIAL SERVICES-Continued

73 Stat. 147; 11 D.C.C. 1401; Judiciary Appropriation Act, 1963)

Program and Financing (in thousands of dollars)
General and special funds-Continued
SALARIES OF SUPPORTING PERSONNEL-Continued

1962 1963 1964

actual estimate estimate CASELOAD

Pending, end Program by activities:

Commenced Terminaled of year Courts of appeals:

Fees and related benefits of U.S. commis

842

sioners... 1961...

850 850 14,204 4,049 2,375 1962

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10 Fees of jury commissioners.

10 4,823 4,167 3,031 District courts:

Fees, expenses, and costs of jurors.

4,248 4,640 4,640 Civil cases:

Total obligations 1961..

5,100

5.500 58,293 55,416 64, 128

5,500 1962.

61,836 57,996 67,968 Defendants in criminal proceedings:

Financing: 1961...

35,139
34,403

1963 appropriation available in 1962...
11,440

300

-300 1962... 36,108 34,638 12,910

New obligational authority (appropriation) 4,800 5,800 5,500

1961 1962 Passport applications filed

220,699 249,655 Petitions for naturalization.

104,352 101,804 Probation System:

This appropriation provides for the statutory fees and Persons under supervision, end of year.

35,065 36,663

allowances of jurors, fees of jury commissioners, fees and Presentence investigations, during year.

24,357

related benefits of U.S. commissioners who serve priPreparole investigations...

6,725 6,913 marily as committing magistrates, and compensation of 1 Exclusive of 245 cross-appeals, which, commencing with 1962, are being ac voting referees appointed pursuant to the provisions of the counted for.

Civil Rights Act of 1960.
Object Classification (in thousands of dollars)

The amount of service and the compensation of jurors

depends largely on the number of jury trials requested by 1962 1963 1964

the parties to civil and criminal cases in the U.S. courts actual estimate estimate and to the administration of the jury system. The

increase in the total jury costs is due primarily to the Personnel compensation: Permanent positions.--

creation of 63 additional district judgeships by Public

23,136 26,008 28,891 Positions other than permanent.

292 346 365

Law 87-36, approved May 19, 1961. Other personnel compensation.

73 74 302 The earnings of commissioners are directly related to

the volume of cases presented by law-enforcement officials. Total personnel compensation.. 23,500 26,428 29,558

Object Classification (in thousands of dollars) Direct obligations: 11 Personnel compensation..

23,493 26,220 29,325

1,740 12 Personnel benefits...

1962
2.155
1,940

1963 1964

actual estimate estimate Total direct obligations....

25,233 28,160 31,480 Reimbursable obligations:

11 Personnel compensation: 11 Personnel compensation..

8 208 233
Fees of U.S. commissioners.

810 818

818 12 Personnel benefits..

15
17 Fees of jury commissioners.

10
10

10 Fees of jurors.--

2,662 2,910 2,910 Total reimbursable obligations.--.-

8 223

250
Total personnel compensation.

3,482 3,738 3,738 Total obligations.--25,241 28,383 31,730 12 Personnel benefits...

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21 Travel and transportation of persons
(jurors).

1,523 1,665 1,665 Personnel Summary

25 Other services (meals and lodging furnished
jurors).

63 65 65 Total number of permanent positions..

3,743

Total obligations...-3,880 3,880

5,100 5,500 5,500 Full-time equivalent of other positions..

73 85

85 Average number of all employees...

3,578 3,860 3,863 Number of employees at end of year.

3,745 3,877 3,890

TRAVEL AND MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES
For necessary travel and miscellaneous expenses, not otherwise

provided for, incurred by the Judiciary, including the purchase of FEES OF JURORS AND COMMISSIONERS

firearms and ammunition, and the cost of contract statistical services

for the office of Register of Wills of the District of Columbia, For fees, expenses, and costs of jurors; compensation of jury com [$4,600,000] $4, 550, 000: Provided, That this sum shall be available missioners; fees of United States commissioners and other com in an amount not to exceed $16,500 for expenses of attendance at mitting magistrates acting under title 18, United States Code, meetings concerned with the work of Federal probation when section 3041; and compensation of voting referees fixed by the incurred on the written authorization of the Director of the Adminiscourt pursuant to the provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1960 trative Office of the United States Courts: Provided further, That no (74 Stat. 86); ($5.800,000: Provided, That $300,000 of the fore part of this appropriation may be used for payment of actual going amount shall be available for the payment of obligations expenses of subsistence in excess of $25 per diem. (5 U.S.C. 55a, incurred under the appropriation for similar purposes for the pre 736-1, -2,-3, 835-842; 18 U.S.C. 3656; 28 U.S.C. 374, 456, 604, 639, ceding fiscal year] $5,500,000. (5 U.S.C. 2252(g); 11 U.S.C. 205(b); 961,962, 1915(6); 48 U.S.C. 863; Judiciary Appropriation Act, 1963.)

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