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Bipartisan Senate Judgeships Bill Would Add District Seats

July 29, 2021, 9:39 PM

The federal judiciary would get its requested 77 new district court seats under a bipartisan Senate bill reintroduced Thursday.

The updated JUDGES Act reflects the latest request from the judiciary and would make the new seats available after the next two presidential elections.

Under the bill, 39 new seats would be available for the president to fill in 2025 and 38 would be available for the president to fill in 2029. The bill is again sponsored by Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) and adds Chris Coons (D-Del.) as an original cosponsor.

The proposal comes a few months after the Judicial Conference, ...

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