Reps. Want To Add Lower Court Judges, But Divided On How

By Andrew Kragie (February 24, 2021, 4:51 PM EST) -- A House hearing Wednesday showcased bipartisan interest in boosting the number of federal judges on busy lower courts, but also illustrated potential snags, from partisan fights over timing to the thorny question of adding appellate seats, especially in the Ninth Circuit.

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., left, talks with Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, during a House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet hearing on "The Need for New Lower Court Judgeships, 30 Years in the Making" in Washington on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call via AP Images) Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee convened...

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