Thursday, September 13, 2012

Funding Needed to Keep Federal Civil Trials Running

Federal civil jury trials in the United States probably would grind to a halt if Congress fails to reach a budget deal and $600 billion in automatic spending cuts kick in next year, a leading federal judge said Tuesday.

The federal judiciary's share of the cuts would be more than $500 million if Congress does not reach a budget deal by year's end to prevent some $1.2 trillion in spending cuts and tax increases from kicking in next year, Chief Judge U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said.
Judge: US civil trials at risk without budget deal, (AP), Sept. 11, 2012.

1 comment:

BCN Law firm said...

At BCN LAW Firm we think it is of an utmost importance that Congress get the funding in place to keep civil trials in place. this is not a political toy to play with--it goes to the heart of civil trust.