Courts Face Layoffs Amid Possible Budget Cuts

Should Congress fail to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” federal courts risk losing $555 million and could be forced to lay off as many as 2,000 non-judicial employees under the budget cuts, Gavel Grab reports. Charles Hall, spokesman for the federal Administrative Office of the Courts, said individual district and circuit courts will decide whether to absorb the cuts through layoffs, furloughs or a combination of both.