Calif.'s Top Judge Pleads For Funds To Keep Courts Open

Law360, San Diego (March 11, 2013, 10:28 PM EDT) -- California’s top judge on Monday called on state lawmakers to reinvest in the court system, saying more than $1 billion in budget cuts to the judicial branch over the last five years are leaving it vulnerable to more courtroom closures, employee layoffs and “unconscionable delays” for civil cases.

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye painted a bleak picture of the state of the judiciary, warning members of the California Senate and Assembly that if they did not restore funding to the branch, court users would face further cutbacks...
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