Skyrocketing costs put justice in jeopardy

October 3 marks the first day of the U.S. Supreme Court's 2011-12 term, which is expected to steal some news headlines. But as we prepare for an eventful term in constitutional law, Rebecca Love Kourlis and Dirk Olin remind readers that the civil courts around the country that handle more than 30 million cases every year, including divorces, foreclosures, personal injury cases, and business disputes, that will never see the Supreme Court. And these courts are in trouble.

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