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Minn. lawyers seek to block cuts to justice system

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- With state government facing a $6.2 billion budget shortfall, Minnesota lawyers are campaigning to protect the justice system from further cuts.

The initiative is called 1,000 Supporters. The Minnesota State Bar Association says it's a group of more than 1,000 attorneys working to secure adequate funding for the state's courts, legal aid and public defenders.

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