When our courts are inadequately funded there’s an adverse impact on the locality, the state, and the entire nation, Tulsa Business & Legal News reports based on expert studies.
The article quotes at length from a presentation by author and journalist Lincoln Caplan, and from results of a study by economists of court funding deficits in Los Angeles.
The Tulsa publication says it is running a series about the underfunding of the judicial system. “In this series we look at the long range, but generally unseen impact underfunding is having on society,” an editor’s note says. “Courts have an economic impact on a community that goes to millions and billions of dollars.”