While the appointment of a special master in the case involving ex-president Donald Trump's handling of classified documents raised eyebrows, the use of special masters in federal cases at large has risen 300% in the past 20 years and is the symptom of a much larger problem in the courts.

In this episode, Gabe Roth of Fix the Court discusses how judicial vacancies and an unproductive legislature create an environment where judges rely more and more on outside help and both victims of crime and those wrongly accused see a delay in justice.

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