February 24, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Introduces Bill to Add Three Additional Colorado District Judges, Allow Court to be Held in Fort Collins

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, who is the only Coloradan serving on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, introduced the Colorado Judgeship Act, legislation which would authorize three additional district court judges in Colorado, to accommodate Colorado’s population growth in recent years. New judges would be appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The legislation would also expand where court may be held, to include Fort Collins, which now is home to over 160,000 Coloradans. 

“Given Colorado’s recent growth, and in particular the population growth in Northern Colorado, as well as the overwhelming dockets our Federal district court currently faces, increasing the number of district judges in Colorado and the localities in which court can be held will ensure access to timely and efficient justice,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “The Colorado Judgeship Act was developed with local judicial stakeholders and will expand access to justice for Coloradans.” 

Read the bill text here.

Today, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, which Congressman Neguse serves as a member of, held a hearing on the need for more lower court judgeships. View Congressman Neguse’s remarks on the Colorado Judgeship Act and this issue here.

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