Can California Afford Cut-Rate Justice?

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 "As the California dream disintegrates for some, they rightly come to the courts." That's according the State Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye. But as court business is on the increase, funding is on the decline. This week, she asked the legislature to restore massive cuts made in the courts' budget in the past four years. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the US Supreme Court, the President's healthcare reform and history.

Banner image: The judicial council, led by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, hears a request for emergency funding from San Francisco Superior Court, on September 9, 2011. To her right sits Administrative Director of the Courts William C. Vickrey