Calif. Courts Need Serious Cash, Top Justice Tells Legislators

Law360, San Francisco (March 17, 2014, 8:07 PM EDT) -- California's top judge told state legislators during the annual State of the Judiciary address on Monday that the judiciary needs a serious cash infusion before the courts can work through a backlog of civil cases that piled up following $1 billion in cuts made in recent years.

In her annual State of the Judiciary address, Chief Justice of California Tani Cantil-Sakauye reminded state lawmakers about the “Three-Year Blueprint for a Fully Functioning Judicial Branch,” the $1.2 billion funding proposal she unveiled in January.

“We have a lot of...
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