April 3, 2012
Dear Members and Others:
Less than a week after the Judicial Council ostensibly pulled the plug on CCMS, the AOC is still defending the project. While offering no figures of her own, AOC spokesperson Leanne Kozak argued that project figures obtained by the California State Auditor during an exhaustive 5 month review of the project were “incorrect”.
It is unfortunate that our branch leadership continues to engage in silly arguments with the respected State Auditor over a computer project that has hurt the reputation of the judiciary. Intemperate remarks and baseless claims that challenge the integrity of the Auditor does not reflect well on the judges of this state. We would hope that someone in authority would have the wherewithal to issue a “stand down ” directive to Judicial Council and AOC staff.
We include a story from KCRA television in Sacramento. To view the actual video, click on http://www.kcra.com/video/30821585/detail.html
The project was also the topic of discussions on the radio today. To access the audio of today’s “Armstrong and Getty Radio Show” on station KSTE Talk 650, Sacramento, click http://www.kste.com/player/?station=KSTE-AM&program_name=podcast&program_id=armandgettypodcast.xml&mid=21960379
The CCMS discussion begins at the 4 minute, 50 second mark.
Alliance of California Judges
Plug Pulled On Pricey State Court Computer System
Auditor: Computer System Could Have Cost $2B
- Legislature Shitcans Court Computer System (systemicfailure.wordpress.com)
- Alliance Budget Analysis & The Consequences of Fiscal Mismanagement (judicialcouncilwatcher.wordpress.com)
- The Rosenberg rebuttal – By Judge Robert Dukes (judicialcouncilwatcher.wordpress.com)
Remember kids, everyone gets a prize for participating. There is no first place, there is no last place. There are no failures, only unrealized successes. There are no facts, there is no truth, just data to be manipulated. The AOC can get you any result you like because there is no wrong, there is no right and they sleep very well at night.