Reform-Minded Justice Budget Finds No Love on Capitol Hill

Obama's plan reads like "a campaign brochure," House committee chairman says.

, The National Law Journal


President Obama's proposed 2015 budget would boost criminal justice reforms and authorize the hiring of dozens of civil rights and immigration lawyers, while also increasing support for the federal courts, the nation's civil legal aid providers and enforcement activities at federal regulatory agencies.

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    How is it that Obama is proposing a budget for the courts? The executive branch does not run the judiciary.

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