Please do not read this article without acknowledging our first amendment right under the U.S. Constitution. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the […]
It’s just one of those double standards we apparently must live with, though I would think it entirely fair that a federal grand jury look into the obvious evidence that judicial council staff and their attorneys committed perjury in depositions and filings with the federal courts. After all, a federal grand jury would have jurisdiction […]
On July 29, the Judicial Council will vote to “retire” the name of the Administrative Office of the Court and henceforth refer to the AOC as “the Judicial Council staff.” The reasons for the change, and for the haste with which it’s being made, remain muddled. Our branch leaders claim that the change is […]
Last Thursday, the Judicial Council’s Rules and Projects Committee (RUPRO) met to take up the issue of the renaming of the Administrative Office of the Courts, as requested by the Chief Justice. The RUPRO meeting, conducted telephonically, was slated to run an hour. It lasted only 15 minutes. As expected, the committee voted unanimously […]
“This retirement at once changes everything, and changes nothing.” Administrative Director of the AOC Steven Jahr Doublespeak. We’re accustomed to hearing it from national leadership but from the ostensible leadership of a whole branch of state government, especially the judicial branch is …. uncommon. What bothers us the most about this statement is that […]
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