Budget Cuts and Access to Justice

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Judges in Los Angeles County are warning that budget cuts are likely to force courtrooms to close and limit access to justice. At the same time, one judge says there's a "civil war" over excessive spending by the statewide Administrative Office. In San Francisco, the axe has already fallen. We hear from Bob Egelko, who reports on the justice system for the San Francisco Chronicle, and from Judge Tia Fisher, who sits in the Pomona courthouse and is director of the 400-member Alliance of California Judges, organized to deal with the financial crisis.




Warren Olney