There has been much discussion on this site, in comments on other sites and even in editorials referencing the man behind the curtain. Today’s Judicial Council, with a few notable and hopefully promising exceptions does not appear to deviate much from the Judicial Council of a few years ago. However, it is wholly conceivable that soon we might actually witness the assembly three dissenting votes! Huzzah! We’ve come a long way, baby!
While we no longer have people like Richard Huffman or King George sitting on the council openly insulting critics, I think it is important to note that they and others continue to remain the power brokers in Judicial Branch politics. Just appointed to the position of executive director of the AOC we have taking the helm the woefully under-qualified Mr. Steven Jahr who not too long ago basically indicated that judicial branch critics were so full of it that their eyes were brown. “But I did that as a private citizen” he tells us.
So he’s flip-flopped now and we’re supposed to believe that is a credible, honorable act? It was no more credible when Mr. Kerry did it. It was no more credible when the Chief Justice did it and frankly all three flip-flops were outright embarrassing to their respective constituencies and gasoline for the fires of critics.
Then there was the decision made by the Central Politburo to have the Ministry of Truthiness make an after-hours announcement after lining up the “brilliant choice” and “we had the best leader in our own back yard” comments. Mainstream media rapidly caught on to the release regarding the appointment of Mr. Jahr to an agency under fire but there are several reasons they (nor we) didn’t and/or couldn’t scratch the surface to see what lies beneath. The timing of his announcement had the intended media consequence of mostly turning the focus away from an outright judicial branch revolution to the thought that the right man has been selected to put out the Hindenberg fire.
Little do they know that he only brings only a glass of water to the table – and he intends to drink it.
Good luck there buddy. The train of revolution is rolling your way and we happen to be occupying the same set of tracks. Unfortunately for you that mile-long, fully laden freight train has grown from its humble roots of marginalized dissent into a roaring lion; the king of the jungle. All the while King George supporters including Mr. Jahr are beginning to look more like backers of George of the Jungle.
While there remains a significant presence of King George loyalists throughout the branch, we think it is safe to day that the so-called legacy of King George and his purported accomplishments amount to a 15 year game of three card monte. For every new central courthouse you open, several other courthouses will be closed down, shuttered or fall into a state of unsafe disrepair due to a lack of operating and maintenance funds. We’ve shown just one example where millions were spent to fix a building and permitted to immediately fall into a state of disrepair. This is happening statewide. While Judges would get the benefit of salary increases and SBX211 exoneration, they would lose their ability to independently command the courtroom through a myriad of circumstance, relegating most to in-chamber mandatory settlement conferences and other tasks.
Thousands of court employees would lose their jobs serving the people in pursuit of funding the now failed legacy that is CCMS. Those in power wish to blame us for their failures, for if we just had remained silent and permitted them to siphon off up to 3 billion dollars to digitize every court record in the state, they would have been able to deliver to you the judicial nirvana of venue transparency.
And it would only cost you about x% of your courts annual budget for AOC clawbacks, fueling the fire of providing the only solution to a problem that doesn’t exist, more commonly known as a racket and racketeering. One only needs to only look at recent AOC improprieties and follow the money before they time out the statute of limitations, which is their only real goal at this point. Sadly, AOC management commits another RICO crime on a routine basis and the judicial council permits it to happen. The courts feel powerless to act wanting to keep this war out of the decorum of the courtroom less it paint the judiciary in an unfavorable light.
And that’s a big problem and why any financial crime committed under this scheme is the perfect crime.
Nobody can investigate it, even though every major indicator is present going back for a dozen years. Nobody can prosecute it if no one can investigate it. Thus far, nobody has successfully argued the issues in any court of law and we all know it would be overturned by the “old court system” regardless of the decision anyways. This would only serve to paint the poor judge as a target for Judicial Council & power broker retaliation and AOC to court funding cuts.
What makes this all a fascinating story is that judges themselves cannot come out and say “Hey, that is illegal, unlawful or unconstitutional” so there exists this natural void between judges and mainstream media because if they are unwilling to say it, mainstream media is unwilling to investigate it. Yet you can and all have bared witness to all of the press and media building the media files of anecdotal evidence that all points to a series of suspiciously monumental problems that are always solved by the time the media story breaks. Snapshots in time. New program management that is the same as the old program management. Situations resolved of actual impropriety by retaliating against those that brought it up. Software that works, just not in any court. $2,000.00 light bulbs, because your ignorance of real world maintenance costs permits it and they point out that you don’t understand. And so on and so forth.
Would a few retired judges be able to outline the indictment, share it with the press and endure the fallout?
While the SEC report was a remarkable document, it is what it did not say that was as equally remarkable because it was largely composed by judges and justices. What we read in the SEC report with respect to Mary Roberts alone was carefully tiptoeing up to the line, thoroughly outlining the indictment in the most judiciously innocuous terms yet not being able to openly come out and say fire the bitch!
And it is because of this that Mary “The Lizard” Roberts is still there in the catbirds seat controlling outcomes by establishing and enforcing unwritten judicial branch policy much like any attorney for the mob would.
Imagine for a moment what a simultaneous report released by someone like, say, the Center for Investigative Reporting or Frontline might focus on if they were sitting in the same rooms and attending the same meetings and fact-finding sessions of the SEC committee.
Imagine how fast federal indictments would follow such a report.
All of this things happened under the watchful eye of those in power today no less! Uncomfortable but it is an indisputably accurate description.
So why have they consistently pretended to look the other way and tell us these issues are solved, in the past or don’t exist?
It’s pretty obvious to the thousands that read this site and the hundreds of guests that post.
There is something deeply wrong at the core of all of this yet those that know the most just can’t come out and say it. Don’t believe for a second that attorneys are disinterested either as we already share information with attorneys statewide that see the problem and are also trying to figure out a way to take down Goliath without running afoul of preserving the sanctity of the California courtroom and those that work hard to deliver justice every day. It’s a quandry; an infinite loop problem that ties everyone’s’ hands and keeps them mostly silent.
“How did this happen?
Who’s to blame?
Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you’re looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror.
I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn’t be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense.
Fear got the best of you, and in your panic you turned to King George. He promised you order, he promised you peace, he promised you stable court funding and new courthouses and all he demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent.”
Indeed, we are all to blame. It now falls upon us all to fix it and preserve access to justice. This would start with the democratization of the Judicial Council as something we can do.