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Judges’ time on cases should be limited

Posted: November 15, 2011 - 9:53am

Both superior court and district court judges will sit on a civil case for up to 10 years and some cases even more. All this time they are drawing wages from the State to make themselves rich at the expense of defendants and plaintiffs. Then, they complain about the backlog of cases so that the state will hire more judges and build more court houses. The system is broke and out of control. There is no oversight.

Meanwhile lawyers for defendants and plaintiffs are each collecting up to $10,000 a year from their clients — sometimes much, much more.

These long drawn out lawsuits are not good for the economy or society in general. Defendants are afraid they will lose everything so they won’t invest in their business and in some cases they lose their business altogether due to the expense of paying lawyers for ten years. With the system we have now wise defendants will sell their business and leave the state altogether.

Life is too short to put people on hold for ten years. You have less than 50 years of productive life where you can contribute to society. When society takes away ten years of your productivity it takes away one fifth of your life.

Two of these decade-long lawsuits and half your life is wasted by an insane, out-of-control, bureaucracy. Because your money is going to lawyers you have trouble providing for your family, you lose your house and your children are denied higher education. “Think of the children.”

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