Browsing All Posts filed under »Judicial Council of California«

ARRA v2 – Will a 2021-22 infrastructure bill go to waste again here in California’s judicial branch?

February 23, 2021


In 2009 the American Reinvestment & Recovery act became law. If you happened to have a bunch of shovel-ready public works projects this federal vehicle would have picked up the entire tab. California’s judicial branch just happened to have dozens of courthouse projects that were shovel ready, Indeed, around the country, many other states had […]

One Shot.

November 2, 2020


Evictions: It is time to act now.

August 3, 2020


Unless the legislature acts soon, we could have the largest homeless population in the United States when hundreds of thousands are evicted or foreclosed upon. Added: Then again, I suppose we could call the newly homeless cities of hundreds of thousands Trumpvilles….  

Five Yards is sufficient distance

June 3, 2020


Law enforcement didn’t recently start abusing citizens. Indeed, they’ve been abusing citizens since police departments were created. Today, nearly every citizen has a high resolution still & video camera on them in the form of a cell phone. Dash cameras that can be turned to record a police stop are commonplace. Body cameras are now […]

Another round of construction stimulus?

May 25, 2020


Today, they say that some 42% of those jobs where people were laid off will not return anytime soon. Much like the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act provided billions for shovel ready projects, it may happen again. But will the judicial council drop the ball again and refuse the money AGAIN? Probably. They dislike the […]

The number of county courts open today should be zero.

March 19, 2020


Social isolation and maintaining a six foot distance from each other is critical to flattening the curve. It’s entirely irresponsible to require in-person appearances of anyone when social isolation cannot be maintained. Any court requiring people to appear is issuing the equivalent of a death sentence for some and a sickness sentence for others. That’s […]

Give more money to the Judicial Council for Court Construction? Have we gone mad in Sacramento?

September 5, 2019


Below is a judicial branch synopsis from a legislative analysis of infrastructure needs for the state. I think it is prudent to point out that the judicial council only feigns adhesion to fraud, waste and abuse laws and actually worked aggressively to weaken the laws pertaining to judicial branch whistleblowers. They did this by creating […]

Yet Another Unlicensed Contractor Debacle

July 10, 2017


This story is late in publishing because the AOC (ahem, the judicial council) spent months drawing out our requests for information on a simple inquiry they should have been able to deliver on the same day it was received because what scant information they did provide was readily available to them. But they dragged out […]

Another Clifford Ham boondoggle in San Diego

April 19, 2017


More false promises of tunnels reaching out from jails to courthouses. Don’t say we didn’t tell you so because we’ve stated many times that ALL tunnel promises are false promises made to win local support of the projects and penciled out upon approval. What we find most disturbing is that Clifford Ham has a track […]

Writing our obit is a bit premature…

April 6, 2017


Welcome to 2017! Yeah, we know, a bit of time has passed since we’ve been hyperactive here. We’ve been a bit busy frying other fish.  If you consider yourself a progressive, you’ve already read and possibly even recognized our work elsewhere. We will be continuing those projects and check in here as not to neglect […]

Welcome to the first business day of our reinvigorated 10 year run!

January 2, 2017


Thanks to the sheer incompetence of Judicial Council staff leadership, we’re going to be spending the next ten years nipping at their heels. Last week, the San Francisco trial court ruled that the Jacobs entities maintained their contractors license and that the 22.7 million that the Judicial Council should have been able to recover is […]

Working for the Judicial Council and a pattern of racketeering activity

October 31, 2016


The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly referred to as the RICO Act or simply RICO, is a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization. The RICO Act focuses specifically on racketeering, and it allows […]

Is the CJA suddenly an unauthorized collective bargaining unit?

October 27, 2016


(JCW is responsible for retitling this press release)(JCW also feels that this is a great reason to surrender your CJA membership and join the ACJ and no, we’re not judges or affiliated with the ACJ in any manner) October 25, 2016 Last May, the California Judges Association crowed that it had been given “a seat […]

What it’s like to work for the AOC

October 18, 2016


This Post will be modified  deleted and replaced to reflect individual experiences from people who have worked for the state agency currently known as the Judicial Council Staff or their predecessor, the AOC. While we currently have a few testimonials , we wanted to give you the opportunity to weigh in anonymously via our private […]

The Obligatory Election Post

October 7, 2016


It suffices to state that we were disappointed when the democratic electorate chose not to make Bernie Sanders their candidate. Many of the issues touched on by Sanders are the same issues that ensure the people of Europe economic security. Many countries in Europe offer a free college education. It’s the sole reason that Europe […]

Jacobs rushes new law into court, JC (finally) deflates their balloon

October 3, 2016


There goes our promised ten years of funding! On September 9th, the Jacobs cadre of companies rushed their custom crafted legislation into court arguing that they should not be held accountable for being unlicensed and should not be required to pay the people of the State of California back. For twenty one days it appeared […]