Back Log Stalling Civil and Criminal Cases in Brevard County, Florida
Florida Today-August 30, 2009-Keyonna Summers-According to this article budget cuts, reduction in court room staff and tough economic times have lead to a growing back log of court cases in Brevard County, Florida, leading to a delay in a local judges full time appointment to an appellate court seat. According to the chef judge Brevard County has historically had a high case load. However, the same judge that Brevards clearance rate-the pace at which pending cases are resolved and cleared out of the system verses the rate at which new cases come-has constantly dropped over the years because of state budget cuts that lead to staff reductions. The Brevard court system handles approximately 150,000 cases in 2008 at courthouses in Viera, Titusville and Melbourne.
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