Traditional Litigation Methods Should Not Be Legal Essay

871 Words Nov 19th, 2015 4 Pages
According to the article, traditional litigation methods have not been wholly successful in California for several reasons. One being because the state government has lost the right of its executive branch to control a significant portion of the prison system. Therefore, they are unable to fully implement sentences imposed on convicted criminals by state courts. California has also been forced to reduce its inmate population with massive shifts in its sentencing laws. Also, traditional litigation does not give plaintiff lawyers access to the staff who could explain prison practices and procedures and even if the lawyers have strong facts for their case, they risk drawing an unfavorable judge or an unsympathetic jury. Traditional litigation in California has resulted in the appointment of someone to operate and oversee the prison health-care system and also led to the construction of the most expensive prison health care facility in California and additional yearly spending of more than $1.5 billion on inmate health care. Traditional litigation can also create a damaging precedent if you lose, which would make it harder for other communities to defend themselves against the offence in question. Not only that but it can be very costly and use up resources that could have been used in other ways.
Dispute resolution refers to a number of processes that can be used to resolve a conflict, dispute or claim. It is less formal and therefore less intimidating than traditional…

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