Friday, January 8, 2010

Bill that would reform NY's rural courts stalled

Read William Glaberson's story in the New York Times. The lede follows:
The most ambitious efforts in decades to reform New York State’s vast network of small-town courts — where sessions can be held in a garage, and where more than 1,450 judges who are not lawyers conduct trials — have stalled in Albany. Even a seemingly modest compromise, one that would allow a defendant to request that
the judge be a lawyer, seems doomed, its sponsor says.

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