Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

If James F. Wootton has his way, next year the nation may have as many as 120 new subject-matter-specific federal courts. The courts would operate only for a three-year period, with the much-feared year-2000 bug as their sole focus.

Mr. Wootton is the executive director of the Institute for Legal Reform of the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He is concerned that civil courts could be overwhelmed with Y2K-specific cases in the next few years, crowding out the rest of the civil docket. The Y2K problem stems from the fact that many computers read the year 2000 as 1900.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]

Reprints & Licensing
Mentioned in a Law.com story?

License our industry-leading legal content to extend your thought leadership and build your brand.


ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.