Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Saving the U.S. from the S.A.V.E. Act - part III

Statistics that influenced recommendations for the S.A.V.E. ACT came from the data provided by the 2006 Federal Court Management Statistics which are issued by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts.

As we know, after the Gonzalez debacle, the U.S. Judicial system is only semi-functional (at best) - what type of competency can we expect in these matters? There is also doubt behind the validity of the information since the Bush Administration is not known for it's accuracy.


(a) Findings- Based on the recommendations made by the 2007 Judicial Conference and the statistical data provided by the 2006 Federal Court Management Statistics (issued by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts), the Congress finds the following:

(1) Federal courts along the southwest border of the United States have a greater percentage of their criminal caseload affected by immigration cases than other Federal courts.

(2) The percentage of criminal immigration cases in most southwest border district courts totals more than 49 percent of the total criminal caseloads of those districts.

(3) The current number of judges authorized for those courts is inadequate to handle the current caseload.

(4) Such an increase in the caseload of criminal immigration filings requires a corresponding increase in the number of Federal judgeships.

(5) The 2007 Judicial Conference recommended the addition of judgeships to meet this growing burden.

(6) The Congress should authorize the additional district court judges necessary to carry out the 2007 recommendations of the Judicial Conference for district courts in which the criminal immigration filings represented more than 49 percent of all criminal filings for the 12-month period ending September 30, 2006.

for link to Thomas Congressional Report click the title of this post

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