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When the court falsifies the record it undermines the integrity of the judicial system

June 20, 2014


Nobody is above the law. Well, except sometimes, when you’re a California judge. We generally make it a point to shy away legal cases and focus on what is wrong with the judicial branch. Mostly what is wrong with the judicial branch can be found in San Francisco. However……sometimes we see a series of incidents […]

Corrected Article: Judge Halpin goes back on schedule with 23 cases

January 10, 2013


This article has been corrected to reflect new information : We’re obliged to correct this article after obtaining an email inquiry forwarded to us from the court. It appears that “Assigned Judge Ha” does not represent Jack Halpin but instead, represents “Juvenile Hall” according to Melissa Fowler-Bradley Accordingly, we’ve struck much of this article as […]

“Judge” Jack Halpin vs. Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye

January 1, 2013


It took us some time but we finally were able to get our hands on the chief justices order of December 18th 2012 to Judge Jack Halpin. We’re having a little more difficulty coming by the letter that the AOC wrote to the Attorney Generals’ office indicating that the quo warranto is a moot point. […]

People of the State of California vs. Judge Jack Halpin

December 28, 2012


According to courthouse workers, “Judge” Jack Halpin has actually retired three times. Yet even today, Judge Jack Halpin can be found sitting on the Shasta bench adjudicating family law cases as if he never left. The apparent loophole that someone is using to unlawfully and unconstitutionally usurp the role of a judge is that he […]

Jury Finds Nevada County Superior Court Guilty of Retaliation

October 12, 2012


Verdict in whistleblower’s historic case exposes the flaws of an unregulated legal system SACRAMENTO, CA – Former family court mediator Emily Gallup prevailed today in an historic wrongful termination lawsuit against the Nevada County Superior Court (NCSC). After three days of deliberation, a Sacramento jury found NCSC guilty of retaliating against Ms. Gallup, awarding her […]

Links from our friends at the Center for Judicial Excellence

October 9, 2012


While our primary focus is on the Judicial Council and the AOC, we also look at reforms at this level as the gateway to reforming different parts of our judicial branch where we think something needs tweaking. That won’t be our mission, nor will it evolve in that general direction. We like to cover interesting […]

SEC – an endless summer of comments

July 27, 2012


AOC  under-reporting of special funds account balances Before we get to the meat and potatoes of this mornings post: Remember the recent scandal where State Parks were pleading poor and unable to keep state parks open? The parks director resigned and her deputy was fired when the department of finance found that state parks had […]