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AOC to San Diego – Coin Detected In Pocket

April 8, 2013

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About that tunnel in San Diego: Last year this statement was being uttered by San Diego leadership and others to win support to move forward with a new San Diego Courthouse. “The State of California will pay for the tunnel because it was part of the negotiations to obtain the land for the courthouse from […]

Judges, Unions & Court Reporters strike back at Bee Editorial Board

February 13, 2013

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Before we get into the actual responses, you might recall that we mentioned that the electronic court reporting issue that recently came up is a sideshow to divert your attention from the death star’s true objectives: More money for themselves, more financial pain and anxiety for court employees everywhere all in an effort to get […]

Jury Finds Nevada County Superior Court Guilty of Retaliation

October 12, 2012

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Verdict in whistleblower’s historic case exposes the flaws of an unregulated legal system SACRAMENTO, CA – Former family court mediator Emily Gallup prevailed today in an historic wrongful termination lawsuit against the Nevada County Superior Court (NCSC). After three days of deliberation, a Sacramento jury found NCSC guilty of retaliating against Ms. Gallup, awarding her […]

There will be no sunshine in the Crystal Palace today…

August 9, 2012

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    August 9, 2012 Dear Members and Others: As you know, two days ago we made a timely request under Rule 10.10(d) that Justice Miller exercise his discretion and open today’s meeting of the Executive and Planning Committee of the Judicial Council to judges and the public. Rather than act on our request and […]

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 […]

Next AOC director described as “insider” by many

July 31, 2012

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  July 31, 2012 Dear Members and Others, Yesterday we sent you some information regarding the next Administrative Director of the AOC, retired Superior Court Judge Steven Jahr. In the materials were letters sent by Judge Jahr taking issue with the Trial Court Bill of Rights and AB 1208. Also yesterday, the incoming director held […]

ACJ New AOC Appointed director opposed fiscal reform

July 30, 2012

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July 31, 2012   Dear Members and Others,   Last Friday afternoon, following the public meeting, the Judicial Council met in executive session and selected retired Shasta County Superior Court Judge Steven Jahr as the AOC’s next Executive Director.   If the announcement caught you off guard, you were not alone. The appointment of a […]

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 […]

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 […]

We wish you were here

July 4, 2012

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. Every day, concerned citizens such as yourselves reach out and tells someone about Judicial Council Watcher and we pick up another reader. About once per week, one of those thousands of daily readers ventures out on out information superhighway as a new poster to JCW. The people that post on JCW venture from citizens […]