A GOP Senator Is Working to Undo Trump’s Judiciary Wins

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One Republican Senator is working to undo what is likely Trump’s greatest achievement during his presidency, his judiciary wins. Senator Todd Young is working with Democrat Sen. Chris Coons to expand the number of district court judgeships that would likely be filled by Democrat appointees.

Townhall reports:

House lawmakers introduced a bill Friday that would add 203 new district court judgeships spread over 47 judicial districts – far surpassing the judiciary’s request earlier this year for 77 new seats across 24 districts.

The judiciary’s proposal, made by the 26-member Judicial Conference of the United States in March, was taken up by Senate Democrats, who introduced a bill for 77 new district court seats on Thursday. The bill, sponsored by Republican Senator Todd Young of Indiana, allows the president to fill 39 new seats in 2025 and 38 new seats in 2029.

But the House bill, introduced by Georgia Democrat Hank Johnson, adds far more than the Judicial Conference requested. It would also increase the number of seats immediately.

Johnson, chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, said that his proposal addresses a “crisis” occurring in courts around the nation. With over 200 new seats, the District Court Judgeships Act of 2021 reverts to the original standard of 400 case filings per judgeship and would relieve overburdened courts.

If successful it only helps undo all of Trump’s work reshaping the judiciary. Democrats have already pushed to pack the Supreme Court and now if this happens too the consequences will be disastrous.

Young released the following press release:

Young and Coons Reintroduce JUDGES Act to Address Judicial Emergencies

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) was joined by Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) today in reintroducing legislation to address the judicial emergencies taking place in district courts across America in a non-partisan manner. The Judicial Understaffing Delays Getting Emergencies Solved (JUDGES) Act calls for action to increase the number of federal district judges in the most overworked regions of the country. Senator Young introduced the JUDGES Act in the previous Congress and penned an op-ed on the need for this legislation. 

Courts across the country are overburdened and facing a shortage of federal judges. As of March 31, 2021, there were 696,789 pending cases in federal district courts across the country, averaging 803 filings per judgeship. Earlier this year, the Judicial Conference of the United States, a nonpartisan policy-making body for federal courts, recommended that Congress create 77 new district court judgeships, including in the Southern District of Indiana, to help alleviate this crisis.

The bipartisan bill would act on the findings in this report by creating the recommended 77 judgeships after future presidential elections – half on January 21, 2025 and half on January 21, 2029.

“The current judicial emergency is hindering Hoosiers’ opportunity to have their day in court due to an overload of cases and a shortage of judges. This is a serious problem that has only escalated throughout the pandemic,” said Senator Young. “My bipartisan bill will help ensure all Americans can receive a timely day in federal court in the overworked regions of the country.”

Federal courts in central and southern Indiana are among the most overworked in the nation. In fiscal year 2020, for example, the Southern District of Indiana saw 1,100 filings per judge, which is nearly double the number considered a “judicial emergency.” The backlog of pending cases remains in the thousands, and more than one in five cases is over three years old.

“Lower courts across the country, including in Delaware, are struggling to keep up with growing caseloads,” said Senator Coons. “Congress has a constitutional responsibility to ensure that the federal judiciary is able to give every litigant their day in court and ensure that the justice system is accessible to all.  For too long, Congress has failed to act to enable the proper functioning of our courts, and I am proud to work in a bipartisan fashion to address this access-to-justice crisis.”

The last comprehensive authorization of new judgeships occurred in 1990, which established 11 additional circuit court judgeships and 74 district court judgeships across America. Since then, targeted legislation enacted between 1999 and 2003 created 34 additional district court judgeships. However, it has been over a decade and a half since Congress last authorized additional district judgeships.

Click here to view the bill text.

  1. Time to elimnate all these dumbocrap, rhinos in sheeps clothing, we need to vote out all these worthless, repuke,rhinos out for this party to the party to survive.

    1. Joe, my hope and prayer is that people will really remember all that we’ve been through, compliments of the RINOS in our party.
      But, the bad and sad news is that between now and the election(s) people forget and move on.
      Come election(s) time they usually vote on name recognition. It’s truly unfortunate. But, usually is the playbook.
      I’m really hoping to be wrong about this.

  2. The RINO Traitors are self identifying themselves and making it easier to unseat the
    and are make them null and void when they come up for reelections. This will make
    it much easier to use against them when they come up along with those who have
    rolled over with our enemies in the Democrap Socialist party (COMMUNIST) enemies
    that are trying to destroy our Nation. That included any and all who voted on the
    latest bill to TAX US ON HOW MANY MILES WE DRIVE each year. This is a criminal
    act that must not be tolerated, even the Democrat Socialist members will scream when
    they discover this recent attack upon our freedom along with trying to tax us for owning
    rifles are any semi automatic firearm that uses a clip and/or magazine. Hope they have
    their own body bags when they try to force that one upon those who hunt and enjoy
    shooting in a legal and lawful manner and also to defend their homes form Antifa and
    other Terrorist’s groups.

  3. Senator Todd Young is a piece of trash. He is just another CORRUPT LYING politician.
    Come on Indiana – you can do better than this.

    These RINO reprobates need to be exposed and driven out of the Republican Party. They are examples of everything that is wrong with today’s lying corrupt politicians.

  4. Oh great another turncoat in the group. If we lose judges for the truth and right we will have a bigger fight on our hands cause the left judges and not on the side of right. Only The Lord Almighty can save us.

  5. Way past time to weed out the Rinos, they seem to want socialism and ruin this country. take note folks, democrats are out to ruin the country, we got to vote them out


  7. I wonder if all the people who voted against Trump realized about what was going to be unleashed on this country. Our government and our way of life is being destroyed before our eyes. Massive immigration, massive inflation, freedom restrictions, racist policies (CRT), incompetent foreign policies, explosion of crime. And all this in just 7 months. Imagine what will happen in 3 more years. So we all just sit here feeling helpless as we watch the destruction of our country.

  8. do you all remember who Hank Johnson is? He’s the genius who claimed that adding too many troops to Guam would cause the island to tip over. While we cant fix “stupid” when it comes to the electorate, why is anyone following this guy’s lead in any other legislation, especially something like this? Its inane drivel.

  9. Well guess what – if and when the repukicants take back the houses and the presidency – then it will P.A.H. and they can put up a bill exapnding the district court judges to what, maybe 1500 or so new judges. JUST A THOUGHT LIBTARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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