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TCS & Zaremberg: An inappropriate relationship

April 21, 2014

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More than 500 years before Christ was born a Chinese general and philosopher penned the chronicles that we know today as the Art of War. That Generals name was Sun Tsu. Packed full of ancient wisdom that has since been passed around the globe, it was produced during a tumultuous time of warring states. History […]

Centralized Funding & Control – The Real “Phantom Menace”

April 14, 2014

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The Chief Justice made a startling statement in a recent television interview: “General funds support for the third branch of government has failed. It’s absolutely a skeleton of what it used to be.” Her remarks stand in stark contrast with those of her predecessor in a speech he gave back in 2009: “It was anticipated […]

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 […]

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 […]

And the withering criticism continues…….

November 13, 2013

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You might believe us to be one of King George’s harshest critics. We defer to his peers as being his harshest critics. Occasionally, the fog clears for legal and mainstream media see George and his sycophants for what they are. Supplied below for discussion are two recent Alliance of California Judges communiques to their members. […]