Federal Judiciary Slated To Get $357M Boost In 2010

Law360, New York (December 10, 2009, 6:26 PM EST) -- The federal judiciary is slated to receive $357 million more in 2010 to help tackle increased caseloads in both the district and bankruptcy courts under an appropriations bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday.

The proposal, which is about $175 million below the amount requested, would allocate $6.4 billion to the federal court system, adding hundreds of staff positions and a funding pay increase for public defenders, according to a summary from the Senate and House Appropriations committees.

The proposal is part of...
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