Some judges work three days a week. Try finding a judge on a Friday afternoon–go to a golf course.
Then you have the endless postponements, short days, “research” and you have a system that barely works. We all know of legal cases that drag on for years.
The California legislature has decided to make significant cuts in the court system–let the judges and the system work full time.
The judges are furious. They have been cut a mere 10% and you can hear the whines everywhere. “California’s $3.7 billion court system is another of this year’s budget victims, grappling with its highest single-year reduction since the state began paying trial court costs 14 years ago.
Overall, California’s judicial branch – the largest in the nation with nearly 1,700 judges – must reduce costs by $350 million in the fiscal year that began July 1.
And continue doing so each year thereafter.”
The time has come for government to work, or shut it down. What do you think?
Stephen Frank’s California Political News and Views
July 17, 2011, 10:59 AM