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Majority Leader Schumer Statement Applauding The Judicial Conference For Heeding His Call To Stop The Anti-Democratic Practice Of Judge Shopping

Washington, D.C.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on the Judicial Conference’s decision to stop the practice of judge shopping and restore Americans’ faith in the rule of law. This follows his letter from July on the matter to the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, and his initiative leading 18 senators in sending a letter to the Judicial Conference’s Advisory Committee on Civil Rights:

“After nearly a year of sounding the alarm and calling for courts to act, I am pleased the Judicial Conference has finally taken action to update rules, level the playing field, and bring more justice back into the justice system by finally putting an end to unscrupulous plaintiffs having the ability to choose their judge. The practice of judge shopping has given MAGA-right plaintiffs the ability to hijack and circumvent our federal judiciary by targeting courts that would all but guarantee a handpicked MAGA-right judge who would rule in their favor. This anti-democratic practice has eroded Americans’ faith in the judicial system and undermined the rule of law. This new rule rebalances our court system and will go a long way to restoring public confidence in judicial rulings.”