Judicial Conference Approves Cost-Saving Measures

The Judicial Conference this week announced new measures to trim costs, including cutting how much courthouse space is used and advocating for changes to let judges issue sentences less than mandatory minimums. “While the Judiciary has been engaged in an aggressive cost containment effort for the last decade, sequestration reduced overall Judiciary funding by nearly $350 million. This has triggered broad cuts in court staff and programs and emphasized the need for continued cost containment within the Judiciary,” the conference said in a press release. GavelGrab has the story.