Penny wise, pound foolish: slashing court budgets hurts business
For much of their legal careers, David Boies and Ted Olson have represented big business, often finding themselves on opposite sides of the counsel table, as they did in the Bush v. Gore case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
In recent years, though, they’ve teamed up on larger causes — taking California’s Proposition 8 case to the U.S. Supreme Court, for example.
Saving state courts from going over their own fiscal cliff has been another cause. In the short video below, they talk about what’s at stake.
Said Boies: ”The costs that are imposed on business and the rest of society, as a result of these cutbacks, are overwhelmingly larger — 10, 15, 20, 30 times more costs than you’re saving. And when you’re cutting a million dollars, but costing the economy fifteen or twenty-five million, everybody can see that that is not a sensible cut.”