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Retreads and Denial – A Strange Way To Restore Credibility

February 3, 2014


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 […]

Open meetings comments are closed

November 21, 2013


The below was sent out to media organizations and represents the comments on the proposed open meeting rule of court by the Alliance of California Judges. If you haven’t submitted a comment regarding the proposed open meeting rule then you are too late. They’ve taken it down because they didn’t desire overwhelming negative feedback but […]

Important budget message from ACJ President Steve White

May 8, 2013


May 8, 2013 I am sending you this important message regarding the 2013-2014 Judiciary budget. We anticipate the release of the Governor’s May Revise next week. Alliance members have been engaged in quiet discussion with members and staff of the Legislature and with some within the Executive branch. There has been meaningful concern expressed within […]

The AOC doesn’t represent me

February 6, 2012


. For the past couple of days JCW has been exchanging e-mail with one of our long time readers that doesn’t post. That reader who wishes to remain anonymous outlined a challenge that we all take for granted. One of the big messages that the Judicial Council and AOC is promoting amongst legislators is more […]

Order in the courts? How about in the Judicial Council and the AOC?

September 19, 2011


This weekend the California Judges Association held a meeting in Long Beach. One section of that meeting was moderated by Judge Michael P. Vicencia and was themed “Order in the courts”. As the Courthouse News article suggests, more than a few judges were hopping mad at an AOC legislative attempt to transform governance to ensure […]