Okay, earlier today we put up an article about judges getting bonuses to push through cases faster then they are now. I’m not sure how they possibly can seeing most hearings are less than 2 minutes already…
Now there is a report that there are proposed cuts that would eliminate one-quarter of the state’s more than 2,800 judicial assistants?
How in the heck can the judges dispose of more cases with less resources?
Oh, I know, throw what’s left of our civil rights and due process completely out the window.
Hell, why don’t we just go back to erecting public gallows with a thumbs up, thumbs down public hearing method to decide cases.
That would give a new meaning to the term DEADbeat…
From the PB Post…
TALLAHASSEE — As tough as things are this year for the state courts, which are running a $72 million deficit, they could get tougher next year under a spending plan unveiled Wednesday by the House Justice Appropriations subcommittee.
Proposed cuts would eliminate one-quarter of the state’s more than 2,800 judicial assistants, leaving judges to do much of their own research, scheduling and brief-writing, to save $13.6 million. Judicial salaries also would be scaled back, letting the state pocket another $11.4 million.
Chairman Rich Glorioso, R-Plant City, said the action stemmed from the low allocation handed out by House leaders. House Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, has been at odds with the Florida court system, already outlining plans to dramatically overhaul the state Supreme Court.