Court Experiment Creates Justice Logjam
A “disaster” of an experiment to streamline the Bronx courts has led to a logjam that’s delaying justice in hundreds of cases. The backlog is so severe that the number of felony cases brought to trial annually has plunged by half over the last five years…When the merger began, there were 48 judges. Now there are 40, and only 20 to 25 are available at any given time because of vacations and required night and weekend shifts, according to a June report from the New York City Bar Association.
New York Daily News
October 11, 2009