Browsing All posts tagged under »Jerry Brown«

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 […]

Opinion: Educating Children is not a core mission of the JC\AOC

August 7, 2013

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The judicial branch is supposed to be adjudicating cases. That is their primary function. Since 1998 California’s judicial branch, in particular the judicial council and the AOC have continuously expanded their field of jurisdiction. As an example, the judicial branch tells the legislature they need more courthouses. While both counties and the Department of General […]

Which is it? Secrecy or Incompetence?

July 17, 2013

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July 16, 2013 The following article by reporter Maria Dinzeo chronicles the lengths to which our court leaders have gone to block the media and judges from obtaining public information. This important article should alarm every judge in this state because the Judicial Council and its bloated bureaucracy purport to serve the courts “for the […]

Judicial Council Again Opposes Reform

July 3, 2013

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In signing the recent Budget Act, Governor Brown used a line item veto to eliminate the requirement that the Judicial Council open its policy meetings to the public. The Alliance thanks Speaker John Perez for his leadership and courage in seeking greater transparency in our branch by including this language in the Budget Act. The […]

Theft of a Courthouse – Theft of Justice

July 3, 2013

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AT LENGTH – (… as through this world I’ve wandered
I’ve seen lots of funny men;
 Some will rob you with a six-gun,
And some with a fountain pen. –Ballad of Pretty Boy Floyd by Woody Guthrie) Added by JCW – (.…A man with a briefcase can steal more money than any man with a gun – Gimme What You […]

Governor endorses near secret JC deliberations of the publics business.

June 28, 2013

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If there was any reason to veto a requirement that the judicial branch hold meetings open to the public, it should have been because such meetings were governed by an ineffectual rule of court and not codified in statutes. Without disclosing sound reasoning, governor Jerry Brown line-item-vetoed the requirement that the judicial branch open up […]

Sanity prevails with respect to public records access…or does it?

June 20, 2013

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Last night Speaker of the Assembly John Perez announced that the state assembly would vote today on Assembly trailer bill 71 that would reverse the dismantling of the public records act, currently being gutted by assembly trailer bill 76. Assembly bill 76 turned the public records act into optional best practices that can be ignored. […]