SAN FRANCISCO (CBS / AP) — California court leaders are stopping development of an ambitious computer project that was supposed to electronically connect courthouses in all 58 counties.

The California Judicial Council voted Tuesday to pull the plug on a controversial project was nearly 10 years in the making and was coming under increasing criticism for its rising cost.

The cost estimate to complete the project ballooned from $260 million in 2004 to $2 billion today.

Judicial Council member Judge James Herman said the branch will have spent about $556 million by the year’s end on the project. Officials already have rolled out the system in some counties.

Herman said the council felt the economic climate could not support spending any more money to complete deployment.

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  1. Rayboy says:

    Well DUH ! Gubment couldn’t put on a Sunday picnic or one float parade…..and this is “news” ?????

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