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Judges and Judiciary,

Jun. 14, 2024

Senate Judiciary Committee approves bill to add 63 new district judges nationwide

The fate of the legislation is uncertain. But the bill, if approved, would add 21 federal judgeships in California by 2035.

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill Thursday that would add 63 new district judges across the nation, including 21 in California, starting next year through 2035.

The bill adopts a recommendation by the U.S. Judicial Conference, although the legislation would take longer for the new judges to be added in an effort to ensure that neither party gets a partisan advantage. Three temporary judgeships would be created in Oklahoma as part of the legislation, the awkwardly nam...

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