Justices Kennedy, Breyer Say Sequester Endangers Courts

Law360, New York (March 14, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT) -- U.S. Supreme Court Justices Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer told a House panel Thursday that an extended sequestration would put public safety at risk, undercut the judiciary's ability to function properly and run afoul of Congress' obligation to fund the courts.

In a wide-ranging 90-minute budget hearing before the House Appropriations Committee's subcommittee on financial services and general government, Justices Kennedy and Breyer asserted that the nation's high court, not to mention the entire federal court system, could function for a few months under sequestration, but...
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