Amount that the economy may lose from 2009 to 2013 because of delays in dispute resolution, caused by cuts in court budgets: $52.2 billion

According to an article in Bloomberg Businessweek, by Peter S. Green,  “A study conducted by [the Micronomics consulting firm] showed that from 2009 through 2013, delays in dispute resolution may cost the U.S. $52.2 billion in lost economic output.” Access to Justice Fact of the Week (Dec. 19, 2012)

Justice Department’s Civil Rights Case Moves Forward Against Sheriff Arpaio With Landmark Victory in Federal District Court

Yesterday, the Justice Department’s groundbreaking civil rights work received a boost when a federal district court allowed it to proceed with its civil rights case against the Maricopa County, Arizona sheriff, Joe Arpaio.  The Justice Department’s suit alleges that the Sheriff is harming the Latino community in a dozen mean-spirited and unlawful ways, including:  race-based stops, … Continue reading

California Watch Report Reveals DOJ Is Investigating Interpreter Denials in California Courts, Quotes Center’s Deputy Director

This month, the Department of Justice will visit California’s courts to investigate their failure to provide interpreters in many civil matters.  According to a December 6 California Watch article, the Department is following up on a 2010 complaint filed by the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, alleging that the failure to provide interpreters violates … Continue reading

NY Court System Calls for Reform in 2012 Report of Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services in New York

The Unified New York Court System has just published its 2012 Report of the Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services in New York.  This year’s Report describes the continuing crisis for access to justice in the New York courts, before turning to its recommendations, where among other things it: Recommends a commitment … Continue reading

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