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Is the new open meeting rule…… open?

November 19, 2013


“I believe in absolute transparency.” * —Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, interview with Courthouse News Service, March 22, 2011. As most of you know, the members of the Judicial Council are appointed by the Chief Justice, and the Council meets several times a year. These meetings, at which the Council ratifies decisions which affect us profoundly, […]

AOC in Woodshed over LB – Chief re-appoints three to Judicial Council – From the desk of JCW

March 18, 2013


March 18, 2013 Dear Members and Others, The attached articles deal with two subjects that are inexorably intertwined. The first by Courthouse News reporter, Maria Dinzeo, recounts the fact that the Chief Justice has reappointed three current members to the Judicial Council. The second article, by The Recorder’s Cheryl Miller, details a recent legislative hearing […]

Discussion on Private Committees & Court Case Mangement Systems

February 26, 2013


February 25, 2013 Dear Members and Others, We attach articles by Cheryl Miller of the Recorder and Maria Dinzeo of the Courthouse News. Cheryl Miller’s article details the secrecy surrounding many important decisions made by branch leaders. She points out the obvious disconnect between the courts’ consistent enforcement of the constitutional mandate favoring disclosure and […]

Chief Justice unveils new legislative strategy

October 19, 2012


  October 18, 2012 Dear Members and Others, We attach an article by reporter Cheryl Miller of The Recorder which highlights remarks the Chief Justice made last weekend. You will see from the article a number of direct quotes from the Chief Justice. We urge you to carefully read this article, and then read it […]

2009 Email Surfaces in AOC Trailer Bill Ploy

September 6, 2012


  September 6, 2012 Dear Members and Others: By now you know that the incoming Executive Director of the AOC has chosen his top three staff members. While we were not surprised that current acting Executive Director Jody Patel and acting Chief Deputy Director Curt Soderland were chosen (as they would otherwise lose their jobs […]

Next AOC director described as “insider” by many

July 31, 2012


  July 31, 2012 Dear Members and Others, Yesterday we sent you some information regarding the next Administrative Director of the AOC, retired Superior Court Judge Steven Jahr. In the materials were letters sent by Judge Jahr taking issue with the Trial Court Bill of Rights and AB 1208. Also yesterday, the incoming director held […]

ACJ: Puzzling….

July 1, 2012


Chief Justice : But Life’s Been Good To Me So Far……… July 1, 2012 Dear Members and Others: There have been a number of additional news articles regarding the fundamental reform of trial court funding enacted by the Legislature last week. We enclose two. We find it puzzling that anyone would ignore that fundamental reform […]

A Los Angeles Assemblyman agrees with downsizing the AOC

June 2, 2012


In a recent recorder article by Cheryl Miller, Assemblymember Mike Feuer (d)(Los Angeles) told an assembly budget subcommittee that the AOC should be whittled down to 770 employees. He also suggested the diversion of 20 million from the assigned judges program to preserve core court operations as it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense […]