In this Aug. 25, 2010 photo, Chief Justice Ron George is seen during a confirmation hearing in San Francisco. More than 11 years ago, George and top court officials conceived of an ambitious computer ... more 
In this Aug. 25, 2010 photo, Chief Justice Ron George is seen during a confirmation hearing in San Francisco. More than 11 years ago, George and top court officials conceived of an ambitious computer system that would digitally link every courthouse throughout the state. Instead, the massive information technology project is teetering on the brink of failure and threatening to undo the considerable political gains George made for the courts in Sacramento before his January retirement. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Paul Sakuma, Pool
Sat, Mar 12, 2011 2:43 PM EST