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Our 4th anniversary of tracking the most corrupt institution in state government

October 27, 2014


This past Saturday, October 25th marks our 4th year of tracking the most corrupt institution in state government. You’ll note that this is not an event we’re celebrating. We had hoped that by now the other two branches of government would have used their considerable wherewithal to exercise their respective roles of checks and balances. […]

Troubling answers from the AOC

March 4, 2014


Trying to get information out of the AOC can seem like playing Go Fish with a temperamental child.  You have to ask for exactly the right thing in exactly the right way, and even then you might not get it.  Often, the AOC claims that it doesn’t keep the kinds of records you’re looking for.  […]

Discussion on Private Committees & Court Case Mangement Systems

February 26, 2013


February 25, 2013 Dear Members and Others, We attach articles by Cheryl Miller of the Recorder and Maria Dinzeo of the Courthouse News. Cheryl Miller’s article details the secrecy surrounding many important decisions made by branch leaders. She points out the obvious disconnect between the courts’ consistent enforcement of the constitutional mandate favoring disclosure and […]

The Judicial Council Technology Task Force – Banana Republic Style

February 11, 2013


We called it an oligarchy. Ray Pensador said they’re turning our judicial system into something akin to a Banana Republic.  Here is proof-positive that we’re both correct.     _______________________________________________ February 11, 2013 Dear Members and Others, You probably have heard the expression, “The more things change, the more they seem to stay the same.” […]

CCMS V4, it’s time to Inhale the Fail (Wired Mag’s annual vaporware awards)

January 4, 2013


Last year we suggested that you all contact wired magazine and nominate CCMS Version 4 for the 2011 annual vaporware awards. Regrettably, we were copied on some of those nominations where litigants completely undermined the nomination by implying that CCMS (without naming any version) resulted in them being wronged in some fashion. This year, the situation […]

2012 – Riding High – A Year of Success

December 27, 2012


. Truth be told, we never left the saddle. As we entered into 2012 the first indication that CCMS was dead was on December 20th, 2011 when we announced with the assistance of Tonto (You remember him, the really nice house on the hill in Danville with the really nice yard that had been under […]

The AOC & Judicial Council’s 285 Rules of Acquisition

October 6, 2012


This came in the email from someone who declared themselves an AOC employee. JC/AOC’s 285 management rules of acquisition 1. Once you have trial court money, you never give it back. 2. The best deal is the one that brings the most kickbacks. 3. When using taxpayer money, always pay more than you have to. […]