|1.||the complexity and interconnectedness of the various judicial reform measures and ideas, which even in the moderate agenda involve fundamental issues such as the nature of institutions and procedures;|
|2.||how much has been accomplished so far (especially relating to the appointments and careers of judges);|
|3.||the presence of real threats to these achievements and further progress of judicial reform, including the financial crisis of the courts and the claims of republican leaders (the problem of federalism);|
|4.||the crucial legislative agenda of 2000-2002, including new laws on institutions -- such as courts of general jurisdiction; and on procedures-the Codes of Criminal and Civil Procedure;|
|5.||the difficult political and economic context for the realization of judicial reform overall.|
With these points in mind, we proceed in the chapters that follow to examine in more detail the problems of building judicial institutions and improving the performance of the administration of justice and to weigh the merits of alternative measures of reform.