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31 Courtrooms in Long Beach cost $2.3 billion over 35 years

September 26, 2013

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September 26, 2013 31 Courtrooms in Long Beach cost $2.3 billion over 35 years Dear California Media, We write to highlight our continuing concerns about the Court Facilities Program. First we offer an editorial written by Milt Policzer of the Courthouse News Service regarding the Long Beach Courthouse, published September 23, 2013: ________________________________________________________ More Long […]

Chief Justice hands out pay raises

August 23, 2013

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Please click here to view a document signed by the Chief Justice on July 3, 2013. This memorandum grants 3.5% pay raises to employees of the Administrative Office of the Courts, the Supreme Court, the Courts of Appeal, and the Habeas Corpus Resource Center.You might recall that the Legislature was poised near the end of […]

AOC’s Proposed Wish List Excludes Additional Trial Court Staffing, Includes Additional AOC Staffing

July 31, 2013

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JCW: It’s an amazing conversation to listen to. The courts have identified all of these needs and shortcomings in their own operations and what spews forth for approval from the AOC isn’t a single suggestion that any of these needs be funded but that the AOC push forth and augment their own staff by yet […]

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 […]

You can (in part) thank the boondogglers for the May revise

May 14, 2013

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Judge James Herman and his technology committee, along with the CEO’s of San Diego and Ventura are either the most egotistical, self-centered bastards in the state of California or just some of the dumbest. At this point, it’s take your pick and if you were in my shoes you might choose both. The Governors revised […]

AOC Called Out on Telecommuting Lawyer by one group and the Assigned Judges Program by another

July 20, 2012

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July 20, 2012 Dear Members and Others, On Wednesday the Sacramento NBC affiliate, KCRA, ran a segment on the embarrassing revelation that the AOC has apparently allowed an employee to telecommute from Geneva, Switzerland in violation of its own policies. In fact, the story points out that this lawyer will be permitted to telecommute until […]

Petition to disband the AOC exceeds 500 signatures

May 25, 2012

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As far as getting the media’s attention goes, usually 500 local signatures on a local petition gets some attention. Make the issue a matter of a statewide petition and the numbers increase to get that same media coverage. Several thousand people a day read judicial council watcher and we’re guessing that only a small percentage […]