I am informed that, beginning June 2013, there will be NO court reporters for civil matters in the Los Angeles Superior Court. Part-time court reporters will be laid off, and all full-time court reporters in civil will transfer to the criminal courts.
How much longer will we allow the two funded branches of government to continue down this path? This is not constitutional. Also, please be advised that I am not interested in hearing that California doesn't have enough money to correctly fund the Courts. We have plenty of money. The federal government has plenty of money (the highest tax receipts in history this year). Lots of money. Money everywhere. It's how they SPEND that money. Rather, it is how WE spend that money, since we own the bums running things off the cliff for us. That's the problem - how the money is spent. If the constitution of this state is to be treated like a bird cage liner, then it is no wonder that the institutions built upon it all look like crap now.
I wonder how much longer we will be able to retain the best of our judges.