Chief Justice asks for resignations of AOC directors and council members

Posted on April 1, 2011

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Chief Justice asks for resignations of all AOC directors and Judicial Council members

By Shadow Mountain Staff Writer Jonathan David  April Fools Day, 2011
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In a stunning turn of events, last night Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye called a 9PM press conference at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero in San Francisco.

Flanked by U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California Benjamin Wagner, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California Melinda Haag and State Attorney General Kamala Harris, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye called for an investigation of the Administrative Office of the Courts, the resignations of the entire AOC Board of Directors and announced the reorganization of the Judicial Council into a democratically elected board with the first election to be held June 1.

She knew she inherited a serious problem and didn’t know how to manage it” Attorney General Kamala Harris was quoted as saying, ,”So she called my office and we agreed to bring the U.S. Attorneys Offices in statewide to investigate and see how deep these issues go

Contacted late night at home, Judge David Lampe of the Alliance of California Judges was quoted as saying “I’m absolutely stunned that someone in San Francisco is doing the right thing” Judge Lampe went on to describe how these issues needed to be addressed for some time now and how Senate Bill 1208 was supposed to serve as the wake-up call of an out of control San Francisco.I’m not sure where we go from here. We have a democratically elected Judicial Council. That’s better than the trial court bill of rights but we still need to follow through with legislation to make sure nothing like this ever happens again.

Contacted early morning, Judge Tim McCoy of Los Angeles Superior Court was equally as stunned and quoted as saying “I’m glad to finally see the Chief Justice clean house. We’ll just leave it at that

Since late 2009 the Administrative Office of the Courts had been coming under increasing fire for their CCMS program and their use of unlicensed, overpriced contractors to remodel and renovate courthouses statewide for many years.

Contacted by cell phone, AOC whistleblower Michael Paul was quoted as saying “This is exactly what needed to happen. It’s about time. I had my doubts about this lady and her committees but I am happy to see she is finally doing the right thing by the People of the State of California.”

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