Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Dan Walters: California courts muscle up for money

The CA Judicial system is still in shambles.  That's why the fines are so high.

In brief, the budget did little to relieve the severe cutbacks in trial court operations that have been imposed in recent years, and thus did little to heal the sharp division within the state’s judiciary – judge vs. judge – over how the pain has been allocated.

The Alliance of California Judges, a rebel group, has charged that the state’s judicial bureaucracy has been spending too much money on itself, on a grandiose courthouse construction program and on a statewide “case management” computer system that proved to be inoperative, leaving trial courts starved for money.

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