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  • AOC Refuses to Make Good on Chief Justice’s Promise of Transparency 2016/04/21
      “Because your email requests information not set forth in judicial administrative records, it is being referred to Justice Harry E. Hull, Jr., the Chief Justice’s designee for considering such requests, pursuant to policy 2.8. . . .”.   These words are the death knell for many a request for information about the AOC. Three […]
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  • Your ideas for saving the court system money 2016/04/20
    Here’s a post that was suggested by a reader that works within the court system. She suggested that we put up a post and field suggestions from others inside and outside of the court system on how the court system can save money. Her suggestion was this: As long as you know what you’re being […]
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  • California’s Dark History: 167 years of taking advantage of societies most vulnerable 2016/02/22
    California was born in a rush for surface gold in 1849. In that year, there were 54 Chinese immigrants in California by most historical accounts. One year later, California had 116,000 Chinese immigrants, many of whom ventured into gold country to stake and work claims. Shortly after California was declared a state, naturally born Americans […]
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  • Futures Commission Comes Out of the Dark for Limited Public Comment 2016/02/10
    We want to first deliver the Alliance of California Judges latest communique and after the end of their communique that includes some courthouse news articles, we’ve added an additional opinion piece that includes an op-ed by Jeff Adachi that we spotted that we just happen to agree with because we’re pretty good at math and […]
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  • ACJ Response to Futures Commission “Concepts” 2016/02/03
    Set forth below is a letter sent to Justice Carol Corrigan, chair of the Chief Justice’s Futures Commission. The Commission is accepting public comment on 15 concepts in advance of a public hearing scheduled for February 8-9. Many of these concepts, conceived behind closed doors with the assistance of AOC staff, will harm the Judicial […]
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