Justice Systems Sent Reeling

Across the nation, state and local justice systems are feeling the effects of the economic crisis. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reported in November that 31 states faced midyear bud­get shortfalls. The following represent just some of the problems justice systems were facing.

An interactive feature:
Explore the difficulties involved
with the economic crisis in each state.

'All of these state regulators are involved; the press is waiting outside. The stakes are high.'

'The best time to get divorced for the moneyed spouse is when everything has gone to the devil.'

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