Skip to comments.Judge: Federal Judiciary Is on the ‘Cusp of a Financial Crisis’
Posted on 03/14/2012 8:41:57 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
The courts could lose more than one-fourth of their workforce, civil trials could be suspended for months, funds to pay panel attorneys who represent indigent defendants would expire well before the end of the fiscal year, and court security could be severely compromised, said Judge Julia Gibbons, in remarks to the federal judiciarys policy-making body.
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Good. Maybe they’ll quit meddling in everyone’s lives.
That’s what happens when things like free contraception are considered a right. There’s no money left for the important things.
dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria
pretty sure, that congress will find, or print , the money to fund their brethren
Everyone on the government dole has their hands out!
The judiciary is about to lose many of their members?
I just don’t see a downside. WAY too much litigation going on out there.
Yours is the post of the day.
paaaaaleeeeze cry me a river.
These judges are full blown hypocrits.
The civil jury trial is all but extinct. judges routinly clear off their dockets by enforcing binding arbitration clauses and jury trial waivers.
In addition federal judges are notorious for creating near impossible trial schedules.
In addition in the criminal arena federal judges allow DOJ ambushing because most federal judges come from the DOJ.
perhaps if they actually worked or had worked they would get or even understand. For example Judge A and Judge B want their case done and finished yesterday but the lawyers representing those very real people have jduge a, b, c, d, e all asking/demanding the same dates and times.
Hope they take the rest of the government with them.
Boo frickin’ hoo.
Also, lifetime appointments for federal judges was a mistake. Where is the accountability?
it was NEVER about contraception, it was about Obama morphing ABORTION into contraception. Obama is trying to find a new angle to invigorate abortion and thus tack into women votes.
there is none on the federal level.
On the state front, the judges who were booted for their homosexual based marriage edict are going around the country pissing and moaning in favor of merit retention in an effort to push “judicial independence”. All they have done is remind everyone why they were booted.
Where’s that real tiny violin we need to play?
Gosh...ya think this might be some of the problem??
[snip]more than HALF of all Federal prosecutions are of illegal aliens. In 2009, the U.S. Justice Department filed nearly 92,000 immigration-related criminal cases in the federal courts. The record-breaking trend accounted for more than half of all new federal prosecutions in the country, according to Justice Department data maintained at Syracuse University..”
And on top of that old figure is the fact that the obama administration wants more aliens reviewed by the courts before they are deported.
sounds like they are getting ready to scrap the “Congress has power of the purse” clause and issue an order to the Executive Branch to pay their bills.
THis is a nonissue. They already can pick the money in the lifetime sallaries of their elders. If they are so much for Euthanasia and taxing the old or inheritors, they can start with their own.
I can think of 4 SCOTUS judges whom I’d like to see laid off to save salary expenses.
No problem in liberal states.
Just take the liberal position and render judgement.
A third grader can do it. No intelligence needed.
There, look how much we’ve saved...and we still get the same inane, stupid, and completely leading to CW-II judgements.
Suck it up Cupcake, and double your workday to six hours.
They strike me as a cross between corrupt politicians, corrupt bureaucrats, corrupt LEOs, and lazy, entitled welfare recipients. My Rat’sAss Meter is just not detecting much of anything to offer them.
“Where is the accountability?”
It’s NOT by way of electing them.
Judges who run for election normally run unopposed. No one who reads a voter’s guide can determine where the judge is coming from, what views they have, whether they are conservative or liberal.
And a judge that runs unopposed can get elected by a handful of staff and friends.
You can’t vote against someone that runs unopposed.
What is needed is to elect a panel of judicial reviewers. Elect people who identify their party, who make their views known and who know the law some. Then task those people with reviewing judges for how well they follow the law, how fair they are, whether or not they appear to have even read the case material before them, etc.
Today, it was revealed that Obamacare not only dictates coverage for contraception that every single insured individual pay $1 of premium to cover abortions.
No problem, we’ll replace them with a bunch of 5th graders with copies of the constitution. Things are lookin up!
I have a different read on what most of the commenters do in this post. I’m thinking this is but one step in OBAMA!!’s master plan to implement martial law.
Good point, Aunt B. I haven’t seen you around here, lately.
If you read the article in the WSJ, one of the solutions that the judiciary is pushing for is to end electronic monitoring of pre-trial prisoners who are living in a half-way house.
We have these half-way houses in WA, as part of a Democrat effort to reduce incarceration rates, but this is the first time that I have heard about using them in pre-trial cases. I presume that they are drug cases.
Here is an idea. Loser pays. Make those filing and losing lawsuits PAY the court costs, all the court costs.
Societies have been dealing with their bad boys and bad girls for thousands of years. Here in America too many cases are handled by Federal courts now, and the costs of handling the cases is astronomical.
If the courts lose some of their workforce and they complain about becoming clogged up, my response will be that they should spend less time and money on each case.
The federal judiciary can be cut in half—get rid of the “activists” (aka tyrants in black-robes) and let us, the citizens, have representative government restored. The judiciary bears at least 50% of the blame for the mess we have in this country—they are destroying our traditional values, our families, our economy, our borders, and law enforcement. If anything, the corruption in the judiciary, the hateful anti-constitutionalist pigs on the bench, need to be excised from the system. We need reform and this is a good start.
I will commit suicide before I will pay that $1 mandatory monthly Obamacare fee for abortions at Planned Parenthood. It is essentially the Mark of the Beast.
STARVE THE BEAST.....