Judge cut off in public comment

August 10, 2016

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Back in 2012, the Chief Justice proclaimed in an interview that she would try to “have new voices circulate in and out” of the Judicial Council.  She said that the Council should counter the perception that it was insular and elitist by “open[ing] everything up to the public.” Those words have proven to be empty […]

AB-1793 – Deep Pocket Justice

July 27, 2016

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Today the Judicial Council of California is in a substantial compliance hearing with Jacobs Engineering and their various entities in San Francisco Superior Court. But what we’d like to call your attention to is the deep pockets justice that is happening behind the scenes because Jacobs cannot win on the merits of their case. Framing it […]

The Judicial Council’s 60 million dollar storage closet

July 25, 2016

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A few years ago we shared with you the story about the 6 million dollar Plumas-Sierra regional storage shed. Sure, compared to CCMS or the unlicensed contractor debacle, 6 million dollars for a regional storage shed is pocket change. Apparently,the AOC heard our dismissal of their paltry waste of money and envisioned something bolder. In […]

Thermal Runaway

July 11, 2016

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Thermal runaway refers to a situation where an increase in temperature changes the conditions in a way that causes a further increase in temperature, often leading to a destructive result. It also perfectly describes the situation that exists between unarmed and cooperative people of color who are being killed under color of authority and the […]

No more pfabulous boondoggles or trips to disneyland on the taxpayers dime?

June 22, 2016

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While we remain unsure of the scope of change, here is what has been communicated to us by multiple sources. Consistently, everyone indicates that there were more than a dozen let go at the AOC and that the facilities management unit was hit the hardest. We won’t be seeing anymore pfabulous boondoggles or taxpayer trips […]

Surprise Layoffs at the AOC today?

June 20, 2016

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This afternoon we received a note mentioning a dozen surprise layoffs at the AOC today that we would like to confirm from other sources. The reason we would like to confirm them is that a good portion of them exist in digital purgatory and are directly responsible for many of the issues that propelled the […]

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