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Troubling answers from the AOC

March 4, 2014

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Trying to get information out of the AOC can seem like playing Go Fish with a temperamental child.  You have to ask for exactly the right thing in exactly the right way, and even then you might not get it.  Often, the AOC claims that it doesn’t keep the kinds of records you’re looking for.  […]

The “Access to Justice” ploy and the SEC report

August 21, 2012

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I think it’s pretty obvious that from the onset of the public comment period of the SEC report and our own outing of the joint AOC / State Bar effort to attack the SEC report as a barrier to the access to justice would be the power play attempted by the council and their sycophants. We […]

Justice Miller: In the interests of transparency and accountability, open your meeting

August 7, 2012

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JCW Commentary – On Thursday, August 9th 2012 the Executive & Planning committee of the Judicial Council, the people who make the decisions about the council agenda, what they vote upon and act upon, will meet behind closed doors to consider the SEC comments and the SEC report. It is widely believed that based on […]

Judicial Council Appoints Former Judge as Administrative Director of the Courts

July 28, 2012

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Judicial Council Appoints Former Judge as Administrative Director of the Courts Judge Steven Jahr MINISTRY OF TRUTH, SAN FRANCISCO—Judge Steven Jahr will become the state’s next Administrative Director of the Courts—and the first with judicial experience—after a unanimous vote today by the Judicial Council of California. Judge Jahr, who was a judge in Shasta County […]

SEC Recommendations Subject to “Rolling Public Comment”– No End In Sight

July 25, 2012

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    July 25, 2012 Dear Members and Others, As you know, the period to comment on the recommendations of the SEC closed last Sunday, or so you may have thought. Actually, the Judicial Council decided to subject the 140-plus recommendations to a “rolling public comment,” which means there is no apparent end in sight. […]

Overcoming “Foxhole Syndrome”

July 17, 2012

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As we continue to read and be fascinated by the Judicial Council’s public comment regarding the Strategic Evaluation Committee report, we’re coming to the belief that we are witnessing a classic case of “foxhole syndrome” and as we make the case, we’re sure you’ll agree. The term foxhole syndrome was developed in world war one. […]

Smokin’, Smokin’ Comments and News of a Strike by San Francisco Superior Court

July 16, 2012

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SofaMan. They. Mean. Business. Judicial Council Watcher heartily supports the rank and file court workers of San Francisco Superior Court  and Service Employees International Union Local 1021 in their fight against the death star. Unfortunately, the management of San Francisco Superior Court, like it or not is going along for the ride. Enjoy and in […]