One of the cornerstones of the American form of government is a properly funded, independent judiciary. When the Constitution of the United States was adopted, America’s founding fathers established the judiciary as a coequal branch of government, along with the legislative and executive branches. The judiciary serves a unique role as the ultimate arbiter that keeps our nation true to the rule of law. But this role is threatened when the courts lack the funding to promptly and fairly resolve disputes—and, unfortunately, that funding is dependent on the acts of the other two branches.
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