Superior Court Judges Tia Fisher of Los Angeles, Steve White of Sacramento, and Kent Hamlin of Fresno have been elected next year’s officers of the Alliance of California Judges.
White will take over as president, Fisher as secretary, and Hamlin as treasurer, the group’s directors said in a letter sent to members and others on Monday. The directors said the outgoing president, Kern Superior Court Judge David Lampe, will continue to serve as an “executive” director to oversee the development of the organization and coordinate its activities. Source @:http://www.metnews.com/articles/2012/alli121912.htm
A “trailer bill” to the 2012-13 state budget incorporated many provisions of legislation that the breakaway Alliance of California Judges had sought over the opposition of Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye in a quest for more local control of court funds.
However, with the Brown administration apparently seeking further cuts in state support of the courts, the alliance has elected one of its most combative members, Sacramento Superior Court Judge Steve White, as its president.
It also declared in a letter to its members this week that it will independently lobby the Legislature on budget and other matters, saying that management by Judicial Council and the Administrative Office of the Courts, both of which are controlled by Cantil-Sakauye, “clearly has been a failure.” Source@: http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2012/12/rebel-judges-will-continue…%20and%20California