Friday, July 12, 2013

The Sequester's Effect on Federal Courts

The Atlantic online has posted an essay entitled "How the Sequester is Holding up Our Legal System" by Andrew Cohen.  It describes federal judges' concerns about issues raised if the budget cuts reach into the next fiscal year.  "The sequester . . . represents an assault by the legislative and executive branches upon core judicial functions. . . . The Administrative Office of the United States already has indicated that it may be forced to eliminate civil jury trials in the month of September . . ." 

The essay also describes public apathy about the issue.

Hat tip: Howard Bashman, @howappealing.

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