Fri, Jul 22, 2011 -- 9:00 AM
Budget Cuts Slash California CourtsDownload audio (MP3)
The California Legislature has announced it's cutting $350 million from the state court system. California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye -- who describes the cutbacks as unprecedented -- joins us to discuss the repercussions.
Host: Dave Iverson
- Tani Cantil-Sakauye, chief justice of the California Supreme Court
- Brian Walsh, interim presiding judge for the Superior Court of California, Santa Clara County
- Gerald Uelmen, professor of law at Santa Clara University
- Mary Ann Gilliard, Sacramento County Superior Court judge and director of the Alliance of California Judges
- Scott Graham, editor-in-chief of The Recorder, a Northern California legal weekly
Judges and other officials in counties around the state say the move puts public services in danger, delays trials and forces the closure of some courtrooms.