Browsing All Posts filed under »Lifting Judicial Immunity/Quasi-Immunity«

Dirty Cops – An op-ed by “The Reformer”

June 23, 2011

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Dirty Cops – By:The Reformer I used to think that the AOC was like a specialized police force, charged with ensuring that all California courts comply with the law.  In April of 2010, I called the AOC to report a number of crimes I had witnessed in the family law department of our superior court.  […]

A shadow crime syndicate shielded by judicial immunity?

June 20, 2011

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Tell me this does not describe the true purpose of CCMS deployed centrally…. The word racket is used to describe a business, syndicate or entity that is based on the example of the protection racket and indicates a belief that it is engaged in the sale of a solution to a problem that the institution itself creates or perpetuates, […]

Clash of the courts: Dissident judges challenge chief justice’s power

March 14, 2011

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Alliance rails against administration, arguing that trial courts should get a say in court policies, spending cuts, media coverage and other issues. Chief justice says the hostile insurrectionists are ‘not giving me a chance.’ By LA Times Maura Dolan Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Charles E. Horan rejoiced over last month’s state audit that […]

Why a light bulb costs almost $500.00 at the AOC

March 7, 2011

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The picture isn’t working out. Imagine one guy on a ladder, one holding the ladder, one directing traffic and one supervising with a two-way radio. This is an image familiar to court workers all over California who witness something similar every day. One bulb, one worker to replace it, one to hold the ladder, one to ensure safety and to […]

The legislature strikes back…

March 4, 2011

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An increasingly agitated state legislature voted Thursday to subject the AOC to the public contract code EXCEPT for construction. Assembly Bill AB314 would subject court construction and the court construction contractors to common sense laws that protect the public trust and public money. This is the first step in moving court construction over to responsible government. Please […]

Snapping off the administrative role to achieve accountability and transparency

February 17, 2011

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Edited again because coffee is life and I obviously haven’t had enough today… Lando Antonatrail brought up a good point in a previous thread and since I completely missed the comments of Judge Steve White, Lando Antonatrail suggested that the AOC has wrongfully enjoyed the umbrella of the judicial immunity for their official acts and […]

Audit Ordered in Nevada County in Response to Court Mediator’s Claims

February 12, 2011

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Audit Ordered in Response to Court Mediator’s Claims Yet another county is alleged to have violated the law with respect to court mediation. This makes four county courts known to judicialcouncilwatcher that are looking the other way while this states’ laws are not being adhered to.

A question of public corruption and pervasive racketeering

January 25, 2011

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Members of groups or organizations acting in concert to violate the law present a grave threat to society, especially when members of such an organization stand in judgment over the rest of the populace. When no mechanism exists for state authorities to enforce state laws over state employees, it automatically grants the FBI the authority to enforce state and […]

Commissioner Gregory Saldivar – The newest nominee to the wall of shame

January 15, 2011

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Sometimes you just got to wonder what people are thinking. Especially when they have a J.D. that must have popped out of a box of crackerjacks. Such is the case with Court Commissioner Gregory Saldivar, whose ignorance of the law allowed two San Jose towing firms owned by father and son to game the small […]

Justice Cantil-Sakauye’s challenge

November 14, 2010

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If you haven’t heard the news, we have a new chief justice. Now I can’t say I’m exactly thrilled about this new appointment and I certainly didn’t vote for her and let me explain why I didn’t. Justice Cantil-Sakauye’s challenge is to reign in a kleptocracy that I’m not so sure she has a full grasp […]

Kids for Cash

November 10, 2010

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If history has taught us any lessons, those lessons often reflect that history repeats itself. Let’s take a look at cottage privatization projects of the Judicial Branch, such as the PA Child Care “Kids for Cash” scandal and how this parallels what is happening with California’s custody evaluators, minor counsel, conflict of interests contracts, software projects and construction projects […]

Quasi-judicial immunity for fraud upon the court? The Stephen Doyne debacle

October 26, 2010

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Clinical psychology isn’t glorious, high paying work. The average clinical psychologist works as a part of a multi-disciplinary practice and makes about $78,000.00 a year. That is, unless they specialize as a custody evaluator and wrap their business plan around high conflict divorce. Let’s take the case of Stephen Doyne, a clinical psychologist that manages to generate […]