Court Budget Cuts A National Epidemic?

March 17, 2010

By Emily Matson, Family Law Attorney

Well, at least Minnesota isn’t alone when it comes to cutting back funding for the justice system. According to a new article titled “Sorry, Justice Isn’t in the Budget” in Vanity Fair, it’s a problem in nearly every state in the country.

I particularly liked the reminder in the concluding paragraph:

Like everything else in life, you get what you pay for out of a court system. So don’t complain to your lawyer or your judge the next time you go to court seeking redress of a grievance and finding yourself on interminable hold. It’s your legislator’s fault. It’s your governor’s fault. It’s your own fault, too.

So, next time you have a problem with the Court system…. Please take a deep breath. You may be waiting awhile.


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