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Democracy Now!

November 5, 2014

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Last week, the Judicial Council voted unanimously to deny emergency funding to the Del Norte, Siskiyou, and Mono Superior Courts. All three counties had bought into the Council’s predictions of a more generous judicial branch budget; now they find themselves running on empty. Del Norte was looking for $300,000, Mono for $82,000, and Siskiyou for […]

Parsing Words or Disregard for Legislative intent? You be the judge…

April 30, 2013

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A note from JCW: Yes folks, the “We’re all in this together” boondogglers and their codependent enablers are working a new angle to get you to part with your hard-earned tax dollars. Truth be told, they never stopped. As we see new formulas being circulated to redistribute finances between courts, you never saw the issue of […]

Time is running out for court funding group & Council Meeting Commentary

February 21, 2013

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February 21, 2013 Dear Members and Others, The Alliance of California Judges has been following the progress, or lack thereof, of the Trial Court Funding Workgroup appointed by the Governor and the Chief Justice. We attach an article by Courthouse News reporter, Maria Dinzeo, concerning Tuesday’s meeting. Governor Brown’s appointee and former Chief Deputy Director […]

Jon Streeter on the AOC

December 15, 2012

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Jon Streeter is the President of the State Bar of California. Earlier this year Mr. Streeter drafted a compelling comment regarding the Administrative Office of the Courts and AOC management in particular. His recommendations  comments regarding AOC management and the parallel to state bar management have been echoed far and wide and represent what should […]

Without court reporters our justice system is at risk.

March 16, 2012

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There’s not a whole lot of court employees in the average courtroom here in California. However, one of the most important court employees sitting in a courtroom besides the judge is usually the court reporter. We have said for some time that we’re alarmed by the notion of having to bring ones court reporter as […]

Justice For Sale & Shoplifting Politicians

October 29, 2011

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 It’s been a slow week for news. Nonethess, our first news story is about the richest man in Los Angeles. Doctor Patrick Soon-Shiong is a billionaire who made his money the easy way, primarily by manufacturing and marketing a controversially priced new breast cancer drug Abraxane and by selling his controlling interests in both Abraxis […]