Roberts: Budget Cuts Affect Courts Differently

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Saturday told a group of federal judges that federal budget cuts are having a different and more severe impact on the courts than other government agencies. “The cuts hit us particularly hard because we are made up of people. That is what the judicial branch is. It is not like we are the Pentagon where you can slow up a particular procurement program … When we have sustained cuts that mean[s] people have to be furloughed or worse and that has a more direct impact on the services that we can provide.” Gavel Grab reports on the remarks.