My question is how can we slow down the volume of cases in this strained system? Our criminal code is way overdue for an overhaul - and aspects like mandatory minimum sentences are among the issues that are causing the most trouble. The other thing that was abundantly clear was the need to find a way to assure support for indigent legal services, which are in constant demand and chronically underfunded.
I also had a chance to briefly view the Maine Supreme Court, which happened to be in session that day, which led to the photo taken above. Thanks to Chief Justice Sauffley for taking the time to answer my questions, and for suggesting that we take a picture!