Groups Urge ‘Necessary’ Resources for Federal Judiciary

The nonprofit group Justice at Stake and 26 other nonpartisan organizations joined together in a letter to members of the U.S. Congress today urging them to provide proper resources for the federal judiciary. The appeal cites data from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts that sequestration already has resulted in cuts of $350 million. “These cut threaten to erode several core constitutional values, including the right to a jury trial and due process, and threaten to make illusory key statutory rights, such as the right to a speedy trial,” the groups wrote. Read more from Gavel Grab or download a copy of the letter, which includes the list of participating groups.

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