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THURSDAY, FEB. 13, 2014, 11:48 A.M.

Crapo, Risch introduce bill to give Idaho a 3rd federal district judge

Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch have introduced legislation to give Idaho a third federal district judge, which if approved, would be the first addition to Idaho’s federal district bench in 60 years. Idaho is one of only three states with just two federal district judges; the others are North Dakota and Vermont.

“The need for an additional judge in Idaho has been widely recognized for years,” Crapo said.  “The District of Idaho has been working to meet the needs of the district while facing growing personnel and financial challenges.  Advancing this productivity by adding an additional judgeship to the court would help ensure effective access to justice for Idaho’s increasing population.”

2nd District Rep. Mike Simpson has introduced companion legislation in the U.S. House. You can read the full statement from Crapo and Risch online here.


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