Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 76A.djvu/148

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-52§ 5. Appointment, tenure, compensation, leave, and residence of district judge (a) The President shall, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint one district judge for the United States District Court for the District of the Canal Zone, who shall hold office for a term of eight years and until his sucoessoi- is chosen and qualifies, unless sooner removed by the President for cause. (b) The salary of the district judge shall be at the rate prescribed for judges of the United States district courts. (c) The district judge shall be allowed 60 days' leave of absence with pay each;^ear, under regulations prescribed by the President. (d) The district judge shall reside within the Canal Zone. § G. Special district judge (a) The President may appoint a special district judge, to act when necessary: (1) during the absence of the district judge from the Canal Zone; or (2) during his disability or disqualification from sickness or otherwise to discharge his duties. (b) The special district judge shall receive the same rate of compensation and the same traveling expenses and maintenance expenses as are paid to the district judge. § 7. Clerk of court (a) The district court may appoint a clerk who shall be subject to removal by the court. (b) The clerk may appoint, with the approval of the court, necessary deputies, clerical assistants and employees in such number as may lie approved by the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, subject to removal by the clerk with the approval of the court. (c) The clerk shall receive, deposit, and account for all public moneys collected by him in accordance with the laws, rules, and regulations governing the receipt and disposition of moneys by clerks of United States district courts. (d) The clerk shall reside within the Canal Zone. § 8. Clerk as registrar of property The clerk of the district court is ex officio registrar of property in the Canal Zone. The deputy clerks shall have and exercise like powers in the name of the clerk. The clerk and his deputies shall have the duties of registrar so as to give constructive notice in all cases where provision is made for such notice by law. They shall keep proper books of record, which shall at all reasonable hours be open to the public. § 9. Court reporter; secretary to district judge The court reporter appointed by the district court pursuant to section 763 of Title 28, United States Code, shall also act in a dual capacity as secretary to the district judge. The reporter-secretary shall receive the salary fixed by the Judicial Conference of the United States, which shall not be subject to the limits specified by subsection (e) of that section. In addition to his salary, he shall be entitled to retain the fees allowed by subsection (f) of that section. He shall be allowed leave of absence with pay in accordance with the regulations governing leave of absence of Canal Zone Government employees.