Judges Ask Congress to Say 'No' to More Fed. Spending Cuts


Judges from 49 states want Congress toavoid another round of forced federal spending cuts.

The judges believe more cuts wouldmake it hard for them to carry out their constitutional responsibilities.

87 federal judges signed a letter sentto both chambers of Congress.

The judges said they already feel theeffects from the March 1st sequester that cut about $350-million from the judiciarybudget.

They said the cuts have slowedproceedings, reduced funds for defender services and slashed probationaryofficer staffing. As a result, they believe another round of budget cuts would worsenthese effects.