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Thursday, Jul. 14, 2011
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Chief Justices issue statement on FY12 budget and its impact on court operations

In the wake of the FY12 budget enactment and its $24.2 million cut to the court system, Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland and Chief Justice for Administration and Management Robert A. Mulligan issued a joint statement on Tuesday articulating the implications of such a cut.

Chief justices Ireland and Mulligan have notified State House leaders of plans to relocate and consolidate court operations and have asked Gov. Deval Patrick to consider a moratorium on judicial and clerk magistrate appointments.

Trial Court funding is down $96 million from FY09 and they have lost 1,115 employees since a hiring freeze was put into place.

Click here to view the joint statement.

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