Judges Ask Congress to Say 'No' to More Fed. Spending Cuts
By Emily Roehler, Weekend Meteorologist - bio | email
Judges from 49 states want Congress to
avoid another round of forced federal spending cuts.
The judges believe more cuts would
make it hard for them to carry out their constitutional responsibilities.
87 federal judges signed a letter sent
to both chambers of Congress.
The judges said they already feel the
effects from the March 1st sequester that cut about $350-million from the judiciary
They said the cuts have slowed
proceedings, reduced funds for defender services and slashed probationary
officer staffing. As a result, they believe another round of budget cuts would worsen