There’s been quite a bit of talk about democratizing the Judicial Council. There’s also been a few people who complain that we don’t discuss anything substantive. Judicial Council democratization is a substantive issue for many, for it would change the face of the JC from a group of conflicted, appointed drones to a group that was put in place specifically to promote the best interests of the trial courts themselves. It would shift the balance of power from a thousand bureaucrats in San Francisco to trial court representatives.
- Democratization vs the crony appointment system. Should we democratize the judicial council or leave it alone?
- How do you envision democratization of the council happening?
- What do you feel would be a suitable composition of such a council insofar as members and representation?
- How would be a democratically elected judicial council get into office?
- Any other details we’ve left out or that should be discussed regarding democratizing the judicial council?