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Free interpretation in US courts opposed

The recent directive from the U.S. Justice Department to courts to provide interpretation facility free of cost to litigants with limited skills in English language has come under fire by State court officials across U.S.  They opine that implementing the directive would involve huge expansion of existing interpretation services and cost that States can ill afford.

The heads of group of chief justices and court administration feel the Justice Department is interpreting the Civil Rights Act of 1964 too liberally. They questioned the decision particularly with regard to providing free interpreters in civil cases and also in non courtroom settings. The issue has been taken up with the Attorney General Eric Holder. For more information on the topic please visit

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