Dick Polman doesn’t have much patience with Chief Justice Roberts complaints that funding for the judicial system has been cut to the bone. Not much at all.
It’s always a kick when ideological conservatives wake up and discover that their pet abstractions, like smaller government and fiscal austerity actually have real-life consequences in their own backyards. Roberts has suddenly discovered, again in his words, that “sequestration cuts have affected court operations across the spectrum.” What a revelation! For instance, he complains, “there are fewer public defenders available to vindicate the Constitution’s guarantee of counsel to indignant criminal defendants.”
No kidding, Sherlock.
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