Focal Point: Trials & Tribulations

Posted December 7, 2005
Updated September 30, 2012

Original Air Date: Dec. 7, 2005

Overcrowded courtrooms, long delays in getting cases tried, more plea bargains and more dismissals -- is justice really being served in North Carolina’s courts? The WRAL Focal Point documentary "Trials & Tribulations” examines the consequences of a judicial system that court officials say is overwhelmed. WRAL News Anchor David Crabtree hosts the program.

Focal Point: Trials & Tribulations


Focal Point Extras


Chief Justice I. Beverly LakeQ & A with N.C. Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake

What’s your reaction to Senator Basnight saying the courts should operate more efficiently before they get more money from the legislature?

How much more money does the court system need?


Rhoda BillingsQ & A with Former N.C. Chief Justice Rhoda Billings

What’s wrong with the way the court system is funded now?

Isn't that a violation of the separation of powers?


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