April 21, 2013

Senator Grassley Introduces New Legislation to Relieve the Burden on Circuit Courts

On April 11th the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee introduced new legislation to add judges where they are badly needed. The 2nd and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeals would be the direct beneficiaries. Senator Grassley stated,
Sen. Grassley (R-IA)
"This bill is a step towards rectifying the great workload disparities between the circuit courts.  It’s a common sense bill and moves judges to where they are needed.  It saves the taxpayers’ money."
The bill has been co-sponsored by Republican members of the Judiciary Committee: Senators Orrin Hatch, Jeff Sessions, Lindsey Graham, John Cornyn, Mike Lee, Ted Cruz and Jeff Flake.  
You can read Senator Grassley's full statement HERE