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Costa Seeks 5 Federal Judges for Eastern District
Costa appeared Friday morning outside the federal courthouse in downtown Fresno to discuss new legislation that would add federal judges to California’s Eastern District, which covers 34 counties stretching from Redding to Bakersfield.
Costa, Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) and Doris Matsui (D-Sacramento) introduced the bipartisan, bicameral H.R. 3223-CASELOAD Act, which would create five additional judgeships for the Eastern District.
California U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla, a Democrat, is leading the companion legislation in the U.S. Senate.
“Skyrocketing caseloads and staffing shortages in the Eastern District Court of California, have created a judicial emergency, that will only worsen if we don’t address it now,” said Costa on Friday while in Fresno. “Over a million Californians lack equal access to justice. My legislation will fairly address the need to ensure the court can fulfill the American promise of the federal judicial system.”