Texas courts facing growing backlog of cases amid COVID-19 pandemic, judges warn

Feb 14, 2021

Texas judges painted a grim picture of the pandemic's impact on justice, warning state senators Thursday that there will be a high price to pay — in money and time — to deal with a still-growing backlog of cases.

Nathan Hecht, the Texas Supreme Court's chief justice, estimated that it will take three years to plow through the backlog of criminal cases, and that doesn't include civil and child protection cases that have slowed as well.

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Posted by: Pat Monks