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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 […]

“AOC” Name to be Eliminated; Judicial Council Accepts Direct Responsibility for Audit Outcome

July 1, 2014

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From the Alliance of California Judges….   In a bizarre move, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye opened Friday’s meeting of the Judicial Council by announcing her intention to “retire, remove, take away, eliminate the name ‘Administrative Office of the Courts.’” Friday’s published meeting agenda contained no reference whatsoever to the planned action. The Chief Justice directed […]

Basking In The Glow Of Yet Another Trainwreck…..

June 11, 2014

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This is the contents of an email from the Alliance of California Judges to their members. The first paragraph demonstrates how the AOC misses the mark by about a thousand miles. After all, the AOC burned taxpayer money to stock up on iPads and passed out swag bags with electronic tablets in them to legislators, […]

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 […]

Many A Truth Is Said In Jest

July 26, 2013

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In the fall of 2011, a video cartoon concerning the disgraced Court Case Management System (CCMS) went viral on the internet. Many wondered who the creative genius was who developed the clip. Whoever that person was, it was clear that he was knowledgeable and prescient in lampooning the half a billion dollar blunder. Well, we […]

Welcome to June. Welcome to change.

June 4, 2013

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It’s a new month and with it come some significant changes. For the past eighteen months or so, we’ve covered less of the story ourselves and have relied upon both our own aggregation of judicial branch news as well as aggregation with your invaluable assistance. The reasons for this was that our resources were redirected […]

As Transparent As An Iron Curtain

May 6, 2013

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May 6, 2013 Dear Members and Others, First, we apologize for the length of this communication. We deem it necessary, however, to place in context what has become the standard operating procedure by branch leaders to refuse to disclose public information. In particular, reasonable requests for information from judges associated with the Alliance have been treated in […]

The boondogglers relent….. for the time being…

May 2, 2013

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May 1, 2013 Dear Members and Others: We attach an article by Daily Journal reporter Paul Jones regarding the apparent demise (again) of the disgraced CCMS project. The Alliance recently highlighted a questionable maneuver by branch leaders that would have resulted in the deployment of much of the V4 project as originally contemplated by the […]

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 […]

What Will It Take to Kill The Beast?

April 25, 2013

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April 25, 2013 Dear Members and Others: By a show of hands, who thinks the half-billion dollar failed computer project, known as CCMS, is dead? If you raised your hand, you obviously made the mistake of thinking that our court leaders meant what they said a year ago when they voted to terminate the failed […]

2012 – Riding High – A Year of Success

December 27, 2012

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. 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 […]

California Court Case Management System Deployment Options ? : None of the Above

March 25, 2012

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Enclosed is a report to the Judicial Council on California Case Management System Deployment Options. Prepared by the Administrative Office of the Courts IT Director Mark Dusman, it is being submitted as an option list of recommendations of the CCMS Internal Committee  (One of the five committees – though this committee is staffed by muppets….) It […]

Brown’s dead-on-arrival budget, released early, contains a $125 mil judicial branch trigger

January 6, 2012

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On the turning away, from the pained and downtrodden…. Governor Jerry Brown‘s staff accidentally posted this years budget proposal on the web five days early, causing the governor to hastily call a press conference to explain it. . . Contained in that budget are deep cuts to the social safety nets that hundreds of thousands […]

And I ran, I ran so far away….

December 20, 2011

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Okay, we have to admit to this being a two video post. First up is a surprise announcement from Tonto regarding the latest twit to mis-manage the CCMS project. The reason it is a two video post should be apparent after awhile. P.S. Ronnie, your contact information as the leader of the AOC is the […]

The precarious position of Sustain & The Daily Journal Corporation

November 2, 2011

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Good Morning California, One of the YenWire connected entities tossed some of the following information online as informational background, indicating they would not be writing a story on it because they promised the source that wouldn’t attempt to promote an already existing, viable solution. That didn’t make any sense to us so we picked through […]