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Budget cuts will create crisis in courts, judges say

A Sept. 4 article posted on the Orlando [Fla.] Sentinel website reported that some U.S. district courts are considering limiting – or even suspending – civil jury trials in preference to criminal cases. The article notes that federal judges believe the limitations brought on by budget cuts will create a crisis in the courts. Similarly, the American Bar Association is planning to pressure Congress to restore funding.

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Similar stories also ran in the Wall Street Journal about the federal courts serving New York City and Long Island and the Pacific News Center about the District Court of Guam