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Budd Appeals For Aid To Pull Judiciary Into Digital Age

A $164 million bond bill designed to modernize the judicial system's IT infrastructure would "change how the judges and the courts do their work for years to come," Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Kimberly Budd (top center) told the Bonding Committee at a Tuesday hearing. [Screenshot]

Security systems in state courthouses are "degraded." Judges often wait three or four minutes for digital files to load while working on cases. And most state judiciary buildings have in the neighborhood of one-tenth as much internet bandwidth as the average Bay Stater's home, slowing work to a crawl when only a few employees are on Zoom.

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