As the Demand for Court Interpreters Climbs, State Budget Conflicts Grow as Well

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As the Demand for Court Interpreters Climbs, State Budget Conflicts Grow as Well

June 14, 2014 | Fernanda Santos | New York Times (NYT)
States lag in funding court interpreters for immigrants speaking many different languages. The federal DOJ is cracking down on states, forcing them to comply with the law and find the funds.
Tags: Courts | Funding: State & Local | Language Access

Greg B. Smith

Journalist (NATIONAL, New York)

Greg B. Smith

Reporter for New York’s Daily News who covers the federal courts in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Investigative reporter for nearly twenty years. Frequent guest on TV and radio discussing crime.
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Zoe Tillman

Journalist (NATIONAL)

Zoe Tillman

Covers local and federal courts and D.C. legal affairs for The National Law Journal and Legal Times. Writes about trial-level and appellate litigation, access to justice issues and court administration.
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Steven Greenhouse

Journalist (NATIONAL)

Steven Greenhouse

Labor and workplace reporter for The New York Times since 1995. Graduate of NYU School of Law and previously clerked for US District Court judge.
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