Sequester Cuts 'Devastating' Judiciary, Chief Judges Tell Biden

Law360, New York (August 15, 2013, 6:43 PM EDT) -- The judiciary has cut staff by 10 percent since 2011, as the March sequester exacerbated its funding shortage, bringing it to its lowest staffing level in 14 years and “devastating” court operations across the U.S., nearly 100 chief U.S. district judges said Wednesday.

Echoing a cry for funding that has been reverberating from courtrooms to Congress in the past year, 87 chief U.S. district judges said in a letter to Vice President Joe Biden that the spending cuts have slashed the 2013 fiscal appropriations for the...
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