Bill Aims To Add Bankruptcy Judges Amid Case Crunch

Law360, New York (January 27, 2010, 3:10 PM EST) -- With bankruptcy courts facing an ever-mounting stack of increasingly complex cases in a crumbled economy, the U.S. House of Representatives is considering a bill that would add 25 permanent judges to the bankruptcy bench.

Under the Bankruptcy Judgeship Act of 2010, a bipartisan bill introduced Tuesday to the House Judiciary Committee by Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., 13 new bankruptcy court judgeships would be created while 22 temporary judgeships would be made permanent.

In addition, the legislation would authorize the extension of two temporary judgeships by an...
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