Florida Courts Face "Perfect Storm" of Fiscal Woes
Tallahassee, FL – Florida's courts are at a crossroads. They've lost ten percent of their funding in the past two years - 280 jobs. Their dockets are overflowing with the foreclosures, money-related crimes and family violence driven by the economic downturn. Now court filing fees have gone up - and as Margie Menzel reports, the wheels of justice are grinding to a halt for many Floridians. This is the first of a five-part series.