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Judge: Federal Judiciary Is on the ‘Cusp of a Financial Crisis’
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/14/12 | Joe Palazzolo

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 judiciary’s policy-making body.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: judiciary

1 posted on 03/14/2012 8:42:02 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled

Good. Maybe they’ll quit meddling in everyone’s lives.


2 posted on 03/14/2012 8:55:58 AM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: AtlasStalled

That’s what happens when things like free contraception are considered a right. There’s no money left for the important things.


3 posted on 03/14/2012 8:56:52 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: AtlasStalled

dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria

pretty sure, that congress will find, or print , the money to fund their brethren


4 posted on 03/14/2012 8:58:13 AM PDT by tm61 (somewhere in chicago, a ward is missing it's crook)
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To: AtlasStalled

Everyone on the government dole has their hands out!


5 posted on 03/14/2012 8:58:13 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: AtlasStalled
Unfortunately, things have gotten so bad with leftist legislating from the bench and biased decisions, you have to ask if a funding shortage is negative or positive.
6 posted on 03/14/2012 8:59:46 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: AtlasStalled

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.


7 posted on 03/14/2012 9:00:07 AM PDT by alloysteel (College "education" may be the worst mischief to be inflicted upon the next generation.)
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To: x1stcav

Yours is the post of the day.


8 posted on 03/14/2012 9:00:54 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: All

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.


9 posted on 03/14/2012 9:01:20 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: AtlasStalled

Good.

Hope they take the rest of the government with them.


10 posted on 03/14/2012 9:03:34 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: AtlasStalled

Boo frickin’ hoo.

Also, lifetime appointments for federal judges was a mistake. Where is the accountability?


11 posted on 03/14/2012 9:04:36 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm NOT smitten' with Mittens)
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To: longtermmemmory

Booo(bleeping)hoooo!


12 posted on 03/14/2012 9:05:45 AM PDT by Flintlock (Photo ID for ALL VOTING. Let our dead rest in peace.)
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To: circlecity

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.

sneaky.


13 posted on 03/14/2012 9:06:35 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

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.


14 posted on 03/14/2012 9:10:24 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: AtlasStalled

Where’s that real tiny violin we need to play?


15 posted on 03/14/2012 9:10:58 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: AtlasStalled

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..”
http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/search?q=federal+courts

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.


16 posted on 03/14/2012 9:12:51 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: AtlasStalled

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.


17 posted on 03/14/2012 9:14:19 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: AtlasStalled

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.


18 posted on 03/14/2012 9:23:53 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: AtlasStalled

I can think of 4 SCOTUS judges whom I’d like to see laid off to save salary expenses.


19 posted on 03/14/2012 9:25:28 AM PDT by Salvey
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To: AtlasStalled

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.


20 posted on 03/14/2012 9:27:00 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: AtlasStalled

Suck it up Cupcake, and double your workday to six hours.


21 posted on 03/14/2012 9:28:58 AM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: AtlasStalled

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.


22 posted on 03/14/2012 9:41:26 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

“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.


23 posted on 03/14/2012 9:55:32 AM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: circlecity

Today, it was revealed that Obamacare not only dictates coverage for contraception that every single insured individual pay $1 of premium to cover abortions.


24 posted on 03/14/2012 10:10:36 AM PDT by Eva
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To: AtlasStalled

No problem, we’ll replace them with a bunch of 5th graders with copies of the constitution. Things are lookin up!


25 posted on 03/14/2012 10:15:58 AM PDT by mistfree (The Law! How Quaint.)
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To: AtlasStalled

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.


26 posted on 03/14/2012 10:31:54 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More (OBAMA!!'s name is all caps as sarcasm to indicate a lack of respect, as he does not deserve it)
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To: AuntB

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.


27 posted on 03/14/2012 10:36:18 AM PDT by Eva
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To: AtlasStalled

Here is an idea. Loser pays. Make those filing and losing lawsuits PAY the court costs, all the court costs.


28 posted on 03/14/2012 10:40:04 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: AtlasStalled

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.


29 posted on 03/14/2012 11:11:14 AM PDT by cymbeline
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To: AtlasStalled

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.


30 posted on 03/14/2012 11:20:41 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: longtermmemmory
it was NEVER about contraception, it was about Obama morphing ABORTION into contraception.

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.

31 posted on 03/14/2012 11:23:02 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: AtlasStalled

STARVE THE BEAST.....


32 posted on 03/14/2012 3:10:17 PM PDT by know-the-law
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