The People’s Parity Project was proud to join Demand Justice and more than two dozen other progressive organizations to send a letter to leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee calling for the creation of new federal judgeships.

Congress has not significantly increased the number of new judgeships in the United States since 1990. The letter argues that “Congress’ failure to create new judgeships has devastated the ability of our courts to fulfill the promise of equal justice under the law and exacerbated existing inequalities in our system.”

It also says that the Judicial Conference’s recommendations for expanding the number of judgeships are “insufficient to meet today’s crisis in our courts” and that the expansion should go beyond those recommendations.

The letter also emphasizes that “adding judgeships also presents an additional opportunity to improve judicial diversity, a crisis that has reached historic proportions under the Trump administration.”

Read our letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee.