Posted at 11:07 AM on February 7, 2009
by Julia Schrenkler
MPR's Public Insight Journalism team is looking for your story: What is your experience with the court system? Don't dismiss this question as being about crime only... we all need the legal system at some point or another. It also affects our basic community structure. From the submission form:
Minnesota's court system would have to cut more than 400 jobs and stop processing thousands of cases if forced to endure the 5 percent budget cut Gov. Pawlenty has proposed. Everything from traffic tickets to harassment claims would have to be shelved, says Chief Justice Eric Magnuson.Help MPR News learn how the courts function in your community, and how it affects you.