http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/T/TOUGH_CHOICES_COURT_CUTBACKS?SITE=MABOC&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT Oregon has shut down its court system on Fridays to save money, perhaps the most drastic step taken by justice agencies around the nation that are suffering from funding shortages. The Associated Press reports that judges, district attorneys and public defenders are carrying extra burdens and some officials fear that public safety has declined. In Texas, where lawmakers face a $1.8 billion shortfall, the chief justice has . . .
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