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Fact checking fact check again…Courthouse Construction

August 12, 2013


Yesterday the new 319 million dollar 600,000 square foot federal courthouse (link) broke ground in Los Angeles. Meanwhile the net present cost of the long beach courthouse in terms of a 35 year lease is $725 million. In their fact check advocacy they tell us that the maximum price of the courthouse over 35 years pre-factoring […]

Governor endorses near secret JC deliberations of the publics business.

June 28, 2013


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 […]

Another AOC back room deal underscores yet another boondoggle

June 12, 2013


Let’s be clear about one thing: We’re strong supporters of both living and prevailing wage laws. We’re even strong supporters of unions in their time and place. In their time and place being the qualifier. In many cases, the decline of union wages and benefits resulted not from an erosion of union wages but the […]

Welcome to June. Welcome to change.

June 4, 2013


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 […]

Welcome to 2013 – The Year of Reckoning

January 1, 2013


Reckoning (noun): A settlement of accounts For over three years now we and many others have stood by and made a record of judicial branch accounts. Today our record spans over 500 articles on this site alone and another 140 produced by or produced in conjunction with media partners from across the state. All of […]

The Long Beach PPP Courthouse Contract

December 28, 2012


Enclosed is the Long Beach courthouse contract executed between Mr. Robert Emerson of the Administrative office of the Courts and Mr. Stuart Marks of Long Beach Judicial Partners obtained by Mr. Michael Paul via the State Department of Finance.  Note that the attachments are mostly larger than 8 megabytes each and that they are numbered […]

Long Beach – Unwind the deal.

December 4, 2012


 In a recent post labeled Courthouse Construction? Frozen until further notice Justice Brad Hill delivers bad news while attempting to put a positive economic spin to it. However, neither his numbers, nor do his conclusions add up without converting the PPP project to bond financing. For a little more detail as to why that might […]

JCW’s twelve days of an AOC Christmas – 2012

December 4, 2012


Courtesy of Peppermint Patty- On the first day of Christmas The Judicial Branch gave to me A Jahr Head in an empty tree. On the second day of Christmas The Judicial Branch gave to me Two more layers of AOC upper management, And a Jahr Head in an empty tree. On the third day of […]

Courthouse construction? Frozen until further notice.

December 3, 2012


It should come as no surprise that overspending and spending someone else’s money without their consent doesn’t go over very well.  In the case of the 1.8 billion dollar (2.3 billion dollar)long beach courthouse where both the AOC and Judicial Council took liberties, they’re getting their hands slapped. It is well deserved too. For those […]