Examining the funding deficit of the judiciary
More judges, more courts, more computers alone may not do much to improve the efficiency of courts or access to justice
About 25 years ago, two close friends filed suits against each other in the New York State Supreme Court. Not uncommon, but they happened to be heads of branches of the state government. New York state chief judge of the court of appeals Solomon Wachtler filed a suit that budget cuts by governor Mario Cuomo had undermined prompt administration of justice. Courts in the US have been aggressively pursuing budgetary allocations for quite some time now.
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