Amnesty shouldn’t require an attorney but it does….

February 1, 2016


Reports have been trickling in to us that the Governors Amnesty plan has failed and the reason it is failing is because if ones ticket is already in collections, that is who administers the amnesty program and there is no amnesty being offered. Reports are coming in at an ever increasing rate that says if […]

Futures Commission Cloudy: Try Again Later

February 1, 2016


In advance of a public comment session to be held next month, the Commission on the Future of California’s Court System just released its first batch of ideas. These proposed areas of study, a year and a half in the making, are grouped into 15 “concepts.” You can read them at this link. We have […]

Busting Out in Laughter…

January 24, 2016


Welcome to the first post in our 6th year of tracking one of the most corrupt government institutions in California. The new year brings with it a proposed budget increase for California’s judicial branch that begins to chip away at years of cuts. It also includes tens of millions to chip away at nearly two […]

Twelve days of a JC Christmas 2015

December 12, 2015


On the first day of Christmas the JC gave to me, a data breach because of IT On the second day of Christmas the JC gave to me, two more failed audits and a data breach because of IT On the 3rd day of Christmas the JC gave to me, three new executives, two more […]

Proof positive that rules of court are worthless at the AOC

December 7, 2015


(Disclaimer: JCW is responsible for the title of this communique, not the ACJ) A month ago, Administrative Director Martin Hoshino announced his “final decision” to keep the bulk of the AOC’s operations in San Francisco rather than move the entire outfit to Sacramento.  That decision flies in the face of the recommendations made by the […]

Questions AOC employees want answered

December 3, 2015


AOC employees are by and large a smart bunch who ask smart questions of their management. Sometimes those questions don’t get answered by management and occasionally they find their way to us. Here are a few questions that found their way to us that went unanswered by management. Some of them are paraphrased a bit (and […]


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