Memphis Judge Warns Congress of Budget Cuts Impact

Judge Julia Gibbons of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit testified before the U.S. Congress Wednesday that the $350 million in sequestration funding cuts will have dire consequences for the federal courts, the ABA Journal reports. Gibbons, chair of the Judicial Conference Budget Committee, appeared before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government along with Judge Thomas F. Hogan, director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. "I am not a fan of hyperbole and I avoid it," Gibbons said. "It is no hyperbole when I say we have deep concern about our ability to fulfill our constitutional mission." Read more in the court’s press release.