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  •  Heh. You got it. (3+ / 0-)
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    SilentBrook, bear83, MichaelNY

    The federal district courts used to get wide support from establishment corporate types because that's where they got their interests protected. My sense is -- and I imagine there's scholarship on it, but I haven't looked -- that the combination of (1) the rise of alternative dispute resolution procedures that allow them more secrecy, and (2) their growing ability to buy state court judges, has lessened their support for federal courts. Hence no pressure on Congress to fully fund and staff them. Just my .02.

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