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Response to Progressive2020 (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 01:20 PM

21. Appoint number of justices equal to number of courts

I've heard this idea mentioned, and the number 13. Others have said we need more circuits, and that would give Biden the chance to appoint even more federal judges and justices.

I copied the following from google.
"There are 13 appellate courts that sit below the U.S. Supreme Court, and they are called the U.S. Courts of Appeals. The 94 federal judicial districts are organized into 12 regional circuits, each of which has a court of appeals."

And this is from the supreme Court website. Needs to be updated, wonder if Roberts is working on a complete reassignment? Looks like they could use more justices on scotus. Some seem to oversee a lot more than others.

Circuit Assignments
It is ordered that the following allotment be made of The Chief Justice and the Associate Justices of this Court among the circuits, pursuant to Title 28, United States Code, Section 42 and that such allotment be entered of record, effective October 19, 2018.

For the District of Columbia Circuit - John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice

For the First Circuit - Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice
(Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island)

For the Second Circuit - Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice
(Connecticut, New York, Vermont)

For the Third Circuit - Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Associate Justice
(Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virgin Island)

For the Fourth Circuit - John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice
(Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia)

For the Fifth Circuit - Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Associate Justice
(Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas)

For the Sixth Circuit - Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice
(Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee)

For the Seventh Circuit - Brett M. Kavanaugh, Associate Justice
(Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin)

For the Eighth Circuit - Neil M. Gorsuch, Associate Justice
(Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota)

For the Ninth Circuit - Elena Kagan, Associate Justice
(Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Nevada, Northern Mariana Islands, Washington)

For the Tenth Circuit - Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice
(Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming)

For the Eleventh Circuit - Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice
(Alabama, Florida, Georgia)

For the Federal Circuit - John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice.

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