Budget Plan For Judiciary Restores Most Sequestration Cuts

Law360, Los Angeles (January 14, 2014, 8:27 PM EST) -- The federal judiciary could see nearly all of its sequester budget cuts erased through September, according to a proposed Senate appropriations act released Monday that sets the court system’s funding at $6.5 billion.

The spending is a 5 percent, or $316 million, increase above current levels, according to a summary of the omnibus bill. Sequestration cut federal judiciary funding by about $350 million, prompting the courts to cut 1,200 jobs despite increased workload.

“This funding level is based on the estimates of the judiciary’s needs and...
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