Florida’s County Law Libraries Threatened by Funding Change

bentley writes “A recent change in the way Florida funds its state court system puts the continued operations of county law libraries in question, according to a letter to the editor of Hernando Today. “At the present time, the law libraries are funded by filing fees, paid by anyone filing a civil lawsuit in the state courts. That’s how it should be – those who use the libraries are paying for it. But effective July 1, 2004, counties will be prohibited from charging these nominal fees; and each county will be forced to either maintain the law library from county funds or shut it down entirely.””