House Dems Want More District Judges, Too — 203 Of Them
By Hailey Konnath (July 30, 2021, 10:53 PM EDT) -- A group of House Democrats on Friday unveiled a proposal to create 203 new federal judgeships, introducing legislation a day after a bipartisan pair of senators proposed adding 77 federal district court seats in the coming years.
Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia led a coalition of House Democrats that introduced a proposal Friday to create more than 200 new federal judgeships. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., said the District Court Judgeships Act of 2021 is needed to address the "massive backlog" in the courts. Johnson led the coalition of Democrats that introduced the measure, according to a statement issued Friday....
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