Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Eric Magnuson will make the case for protecting the state's judicial system from more budget cuts at a news conference slated for 1:30 p.m.at the State Capitol. Magnuson will be joined by representatives of the Coalition to Preserve Minnesota's Justice System.
In a news release, Magnuson is quoting as saying, "Minnesota's justice system is stretched to the breaking point."
The coalition says that a suggested 10 percent budget reduction for the court system over the next two years would have dire consequences. It states that several less-serious cases like shoplifting, trespass and traffic violations may not be able to be heard over the next two years if the cuts go through.