March 22, 2017
announced by Judicial Conference of the United States
On March 14, 2017 the 26-member Judicial Conference of the United States (the policy-making body for the federal court system) announced its decision to recommend to Congress the creation of 57 new Article III judgeships in the courts of appeals and district courts. If an omnibus judgeship bill is enacted into law, it would be the first new comprehensive judgeship legislation to take effect in more than 26 years. Read more about it here.
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