Sunday, March 14, 2004

Delaware to get more judges?

Delaware's Chief Justice Norman Veasey gave his last State of the Judiciary address (pdf) to the Delaware Joint Finance Committee during budget hearings for fiscal year 2005, on February 24th. One of the issues that he raised in his speech was that the State could use more judicial officers.

An article in today's Wilmington News Journal shows some strong support for that position: Sussex JP court caseloads a problem. The number of cases filed in the Sussex County Justice of the Peace Courts in the last twenty-five years have tripled without any increase in the number magistrates to hear the cases.