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As usual, the AOC’s math just doesn’t add up. Time for an Audit.

March 12, 2014

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A letter by Judge Kenneth So on Judicial Council letterhead dated March 7 was sent yesterday to every judge in California in a “Court News Update” email.  Judge So claims that we’ve given you misleading information about how the AOC runs its business.  We disagree, and we can back up what we said—with the AOC’s […]

More compelling reasons for a forensic JC|AOC audit

March 8, 2014

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It’s time for change Since our inception over 600 articles and about three and a half years ago we have made every effort to disseminate truthful information to offset the Judicial Council’s awesome propaganda machine of lies, deceit and half-truths. At one time this propaganda machine was larger than any newsroom in the state and […]

And this is why we need court reporters……

February 28, 2014

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If a judge speaks to the Judicial Council but nobody documents it, did that judge make a sound? At the Judicial Council meeting last Thursday, Alliance President Steve White was allotted a few minutes to speak in favor of Assembly Member Reggie Jones-Sawyer’s proposed audit of the Council and the AOC.  But you’d have to […]

Myth vs. Fact – Making the Case for an AOC Audit

February 19, 2014

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Last week, the Chief Justice told an audience in Riverside, “There is a presumption, somehow, in the capitol in Sacramento that the judicial branch is where it is now, with courtrooms closed and less services . . . because somehow, somehow, we mismanaged ourselves into the situation. . . . I have to remind them, […]

Retreads and Denial – A Strange Way To Restore Credibility

February 3, 2014

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In the aftermath of the CCMS debacle — a $500 million waste of taxpayer money that ranks among the costliest IT failures in American history — how should the judicial branch go about restoring its credibility with the Legislature and the Governor? One way would be to acknowledge the CCMS failure immediately; hold accountable those […]

The Chief’s Three Year Blueprint is Dead On Arrival

January 16, 2014

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The Chief Justice recently released the AOC’s three year blueprint for California’s judicial branch. I say it is the AOC’s three year blueprint because the chief herself credits the AOC for all of the hard work they did in coming up with this plan. Incredibly short on specifics, the three year blueprint outlines the desire […]

Guv’s budget is leaked and you can find it here.

January 9, 2014

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Excerpt from page 123 that continues to demonstrate the (lack of) fine leadership on the judicial council and at the AOC _________________________________ The Administration recognizes that, like the rest of state government, the Judicial Branch has growing costs related to employee retirement, health care, and other areas. The Budget recognizes these costs and provides an […]