NY Judges Push Back Against Court Streamlining Effort

Law360, New York (August 3, 2012, 6:11 PM EDT) -- A powerful group of judges pushed back Friday against an effort to streamline New York's court system, disputing a claim that merging 11 trial courts into a two-tier system would save $440 million annually and arguing such a move could see them serving as "widgets" — as opposed to experienced jurists.

Supreme Court Justices Deborah H. Karalunas and Martin M. Solomon made the comments to Law360 in reaction to news that a coalition of reform advocates is renewing a push for sweeping changes during the upcoming...
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