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PHOENIX — Democratic U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton wants greater judicial representation on the federal level in Arizona.
Stanton, in a House Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday, said the state’s rapid increase in population over the last three decades means the federal court system needs to keep pace.
“Arizona desperately needs more federal district judges,” Stanton said in a press release.
“The district court has been working with too little for too long and at the expense of Arizonans who should have fair, unobstructed access to our country’s judicial system. Additional judgeships is a good place to start.”