Appearing with Rachel Maddow, Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer floated expanding district and circuit courts to make up ground against conservative appointments during the Trump era.
Rachel Maddow asked “For decades, there will be, essentially, the judiciary will be stacked with conservatives. How do you try to make up some of that ground?”
Schumer explained that Democrats can fill judicial vacancies with 51 votes.
He the explained “second, traditionally, we have increased the number in the lower and circuit courts. I have in the city of Buffalo a huge — they don’t have enough judges. There’s this long line before you can get to court. Because they don’t have enough. So, we could expand those.”