Wednesday, July 31, 2013

5 New Ninth Circuit Judges?

A new judgeship bill would create four new 9th Circuit permanent positions and one temporary position:
The Federal Judgeship Act of 2013 was introduced Tuesday (July 30) by Senator Patrick J. Leahy, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senator Christopher A. Coons, chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Bankruptcy and the Courts. The bill would create 91 new federal judgeships in two federal circuits and 32 judicial districts across 21 states. It is based on the recommendations of the Judicial Conference of the United States, the national governing body for the federal courts.
Speaking of Ninth Circuit judges, Judge Paez was profiled in today's DJ.