You no longer have a right to remain silent without being guilty…..

August 16, 2014

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Please do not read this article without acknowledging our first amendment right under the U.S. Constitution. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the […]

According to the Judicial Council perjury is OK when they’re conducting it

August 14, 2014

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It’s just one of those double standards we apparently must live with, though I would think it entirely fair that a federal grand jury look into the obvious evidence that judicial council staff and their attorneys committed perjury in depositions and filings with the federal courts. After all, a federal grand jury would have jurisdiction […]

Are the AOC and JC really the same?

July 29, 2014

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  On July 29, the Judicial Council will vote to “retire” the name of the Administrative Office of the Court and henceforth refer to the AOC as “the Judicial Council staff.”  The reasons for the change, and for the haste with which it’s being made, remain muddled.  Our branch leaders claim that the change is […]

Does the rules committee follow the rules?

July 23, 2014

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  Last Thursday, the Judicial Council’s Rules and Projects Committee (RUPRO) met to take up the issue of the renaming of the Administrative Office of the Courts, as requested by the Chief Justice.  The RUPRO meeting, conducted telephonically, was slated to run an hour.  It lasted only 15 minutes. As expected, the committee voted unanimously […]

Will the real judicial council board of directors please stand up?

July 16, 2014

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“This retirement at once changes everything, and changes nothing.” Administrative Director of the AOC Steven Jahr   Doublespeak. We’re accustomed to hearing it from national leadership but from the ostensible leadership of a whole branch of state government, especially the judicial branch is …. uncommon. What bothers us the most about this statement is that […]

“AOC” Name to be Eliminated; Judicial Council Accepts Direct Responsibility for Audit Outcome

July 1, 2014

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From the Alliance of California Judges….   In a bizarre move, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye opened Friday’s meeting of the Judicial Council by announcing her intention to “retire, remove, take away, eliminate the name ‘Administrative Office of the Courts.’” Friday’s published meeting agenda contained no reference whatsoever to the planned action. The Chief Justice directed […]

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