LA To Proceed With Court Closures Amid Budget Woes

Law360, San Diego (January 15, 2013, 7:11 PM EST) -- Following Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal to transfer $200 million from the California judiciary’s construction fund to support court operations, the Los Angeles Superior Court confirmed Friday that it will be forced to move forward with a plan to close 10 courthouses by the end of June.

David Wesley, the court’s presiding judge, said that although the court has implemented significant operating efficiencies in response to previous cuts to the California judicial branch, the latest budget proposal has left it with no option but to go...
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