federal http://kvpr.org en Political gridlock creates backlog at federal courthouse http://kvpr.org/post/political-gridlock-creates-backlog-federal-courthouse <p>Even before the recent retirement of Justice Oliver Wanger, the Fresno division of the US District Court&rsquo;s Eastern District of California faced big case backlogs. The district is home to over 6.7 million residents, and 19 of California&rsquo;s 33 state and federal prisons, but the Fresno division is home to just two judges, and the nation&rsquo;s heaviest caseloads.</p> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 16:32:32 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 576 at http://kvpr.org Political gridlock creates backlog at federal courthouse