S.4779 - JUDGES Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Young, Todd [R-IN] (Introduced 10/01/2020)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 10/01/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.4779 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (10/01/2020)
Judicial Understaffing Delays Getting Emergencies Solved Act or the JUDGES Act
This bill requires the appointment of additional U.S. district court judges, converts certain temporary district court judgeships into permanent judgeships, and requires the Government Accountability Office to report on vacant or underused federal courthouses.
Specifically, the bill requires the appointment of 34 district court judges on or after January 21, 2021, in specified judicial districts in Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, and Texas.
Further, 31 district court judges must be appointed on or after January 21, 2025, in specified judicial districts in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and Texas.
Additionally, the bill converts certain temporary district court judgeships to permanent judgeships in specified judicial districts in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Texas.