Monday, December 22, 2008

Is Justice Delayed Justice Denied?

On the heels of word of TN closing its Supreme Court Libraries (discussed here) news from the L.A. Times today discusses New Hampshire's decision to hold no civil or criminal jury trials in the month of February in an effort to costs. This is one of the many efforts being made around the country to stay within budgetary boundaries but is this restraint fundamentally changing the practice of the law?

For this attorney's opinion I would expect a possible challenge as this implicitly pushes those seeking constitutionally protected right down the docket. Not that I expect the challenge to be successful, but much like rules pushing litigation towards arbitration this rule will undoubtedly push some cases to bench trials due to enforcement of this decision. {BB}


Originally posted at: Law Librarian Blog

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