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-55(b) The Governor shall appoint a sufficient number of constables and other employees necessary to conduct the business of the magistrates' courts. Section 101 of Title 2 applies to appointments under this subsection and to the fixing of compensation and the establishment of conditions of employment for magistrates, constables, and other employees of the magistrates' courts. The constables shall perform such clerical and other duties as the magistrates prescribe. (c) Only citizens of the United States may be appointed magistrates or constables. Magistrates and constables shall reside within the Canal Zone. § 83. Authority of one magistrate to act for another Upon request of a magistrate who is unable to act in any proceeding because of sickness, disability, dis<]^ualification, absence, or other cause, another magistrate may act for him. In such cases the proper entry of the proceedings of the magistrate so acting shall be made in the docket of the magistrate for whom he acts. If the inability to act ceases while the proceedings are pending, the magistrate who made the request may resume jurisdiction. § 84. Oaths of magistrates and constables Before assuming office, magistrates and constables shall take and subscribe an oath of office to the effect that they will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of their respective offices. § 85. Depositing records with successor Upon the expiration of their terms of office, magistrates shall deposit with their successors their official dockets and the papers filed in their offices, and any others which may be in their custody to be kept as records. § 86. Administrative regulations governing magistrates' courts The President shall prescribe regulations governing the administration of magistrates' courts and prescribing: (1) the duties of magistrates and constables; (2) oaths and bonds; (3) the times and places of holding magistrates' courts; and (4) the disposition of fines, costs and forfeitures. CHAPTER 5—JURISDICTION AND VENUE SUBCHAPTER I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

See. 121. Actions between nonresidents. SUBCHAPTER II

JURISDICTION OF DISTRICT COURT

141. General jurisdiction of district court. 142. Admiralty jurisdiction. 143. Jurisdiction of offenses committed within special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of United States. SUBCHAPTER III—JURISDICTION OF MAGISTRATES' COURTS

171. General jurisdiction of magistrates' courts. 172. Preliminary examinations. SUBCHAPTER IV—VENUE OF CIVIL ACTIONS

201. 202. 203. 204.

Venue of district court civil actions. Transmittal of record upon change of venue. Venue of civil actions in magistrates' courts. Change of venue in magistrates' courts. SUBCHAPTER V—VENUE OF CRIMINAL ACTIONS

231. Venue of offenses in magistrates' courts. 232. Change of venue in criminal actions in magistrates' courts. 233. Transfer of custody of defendant in district and magistrates' courts.