The head of Massachusetts' highest court says America's "state courts are in crisis."
The Supreme Judicial Court's Chief Justice, Margaret Marshall, delivered her grim diagnosis in a speech before the American Bar Association's House of Delegates in Boston on Monday.
She blamed three main causes: inadequate funding, limited access and politicization of the state judiciaries.
Chief Justice Marshall joined WBUR to talk about how Massachusetts' courts are faring amidst this crisis.
This program aired on February 17, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.