Brown’s Budget Plan May End Debate Over Trial Court Autonomy
Overshadowed by the breathtaking $544 million cuts unveiled May 14 in Brown’s revised budget are the seeds of structural change the scope of which the judicial branch has not seen in 15 years. Brown wants to drain — eliminate, really — the bank accounts of individual trial courts, stripping them of locally controlled money that provides judges autonomy in an era of state-directed funding. Read More >>
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