Court Construction the JC budget meeting & Digital Purgatory

Posted on July 23, 2011

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Program Note: www.avxm.com is the shortcut to our citizen action campaign &  www.judicialcouncilwatcher.com goes to our home page.

Submitted for your consideration is a nomination by Michael Paul and a second by Wendy Darling to move all of the following names into the non-redeemable portion of Digital Purgatory. In doing so, we at Judicial Council Watcher are declaring that these individuals are unfit for leadership positons within California’s Judicial Branch of Government due to their lack of interest in serving the public.

Most all of these people voted to cater to their self-interests of building their own courthouses over keeping the courts open, keeping courtrooms open and keeping employees onboard to serve the public. Our legislature was looking for these so called leaders to lead, to make the appropriate transfers and cuts and to demonstrate to them that this isn’t just about courthouses and CCMS but in serving the public good.

Unfortunately, these so called leaders abdicated their responsibilities to the justice system, the public, court employees and a large majority of trial court judges across this state. What made it worse was their arrogant, insensitive, unsympathetic yet jovial deliberations that will lead to the dismantling of the California justice system with misplaced priorities and an eye towards “sending messages to Sacramento”

This nomination list includes elected members of the bench and legislature that are unfit for public service and private practice attorneys whose businesses should be boycotted. Of interest to most readers is three little red stars next to their name. If they have three red stars next to their name (***) they have new courthouses going up in their districts and therefore have a vested interest in putting themselves before the public which is exactly what they did.

Hon. Tani Cantil-Sakauye – Chief Justice of California (Already in Digital Purgatory)

Hon. Marvin R. Baxter – Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

Hon. Judith Ashmann-Gerst – Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal
Second Appellate District, Division Two – Los Angeles

Hon. Douglas P. Miller – Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal
Fourth Appellate District, Division Two Riverside

Hon. Harry E. Hull, Jr. -Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal
Third Appellate District Sacramento ***

Hon. Stephen H. Baker ***
Judge of the Superior Court of California,
County of Shasta

Hon. James E. Herman ***
Judge of the Superior Court of California,
County of Santa Barbara (Already in Digital Purgatory)

Hon. Ira R. Kaufman ***
Assistant Presiding Judge , County of Plumas

Hon. Mary Ann O’Malley ***
Judge of the Superior Court of California,
County of Contra Costa

Hon. Winifred Smith ***
Judge of the Superior Court of California,
County of Alameda

Hon. Kenneth K. So ***
Judge of the Superior Court of California,
County of San Diego

Hon. Sharon J. Waters ***
Judge of the Superior Court of California,
County of Riverside

Hon. Erica R. Yew ***
Judge of the Superior Court of California,
County of Santa Clara

Members of the state legislature unworthy of the office they hold

Hon. Noreen Evans ***
Member of the California State Senate
 Hon. Mike Feuer ***
Member of the California State Assembly

Members of the State Bar whose private practices should be boycotted

Ms. Miriam Aroni Krinsky
Attorney at Law

Ms. Edith R. Matthai
Attorney at Law

Mr. Joel S. Miliband
Attorney at Law

Mr. James N. Penrod
Attorney at Law

Overpaid court clerks who openly advocate sending a message to the state legislature by shutting down access to justice for millions of citizens

Kim Turner – Already in Digital Purgatory

Michael RoddyAlready in Digital Purgatory *** 

Before we place these fine public servants in digital purgatory permanently, we would like to hear your opinion on the nominations.