Judges Press Senate For More Federal Posts

Law360, New York (September 30, 2009, 4:07 PM EDT) -- Federal judges urged members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to take swift action to address skyrocketing caseloads and overextended judges in district and circuit courts across the country by authorizing the first significant federal judicial expansion since 1990.

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on administrative oversight and the courts are currently considering the Federal Judgeship Act of 2009, sponsored by Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., which would add 63 permanent and temporary judgeships in district and circuit courts across the U.S.,...
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