Wheels Of Justice To Grind To Halt After Calif. Budget Cuts

Law360, San Diego (June 15, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT) -- With severe cuts in store for the California judicial branch after state lawmakers passed a budget bill Friday, a vastly different court system is likely to emerge where trial dates are postponed for years, civil cases remain unheard and lawyers scramble for work, experts say.

Without Republican support, the state Senate voted 23-16 in favor of a plan to help close a $15.7 billion deficit by making a series of reductions to the courts and other public services, while majority Democrats in the state Assembly approved...
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