Friday, January 16, 2009

Judges In Favor of Using Law for Private Civil Trials in RI

The Providence Journal reports that "The justices of the Rhode Island Supreme Court appear ready to implement rules to effectuate a law that would allow people to hire retired judges to preside over private trials in civil cases." The judges did not express reservations over "the constitutional implications raised by some who argued against the law's implementation." Now, the legislature would have to "amend or revoke the law, which has been on the books since 1984 but never used." The Rhode Island Association for Justice did not support implementing this law.

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