Judicial Integrity - F
Accountability - F
In 2015, the Commission on Judicial Performance, received 1,245 new complaints against judges, the most in the last decade.
Though complaints rose every year but one during that span, the commission initiated formal proceedings — the equivalent of an official misconduct charge — in less than 1% of them each year (see "Toothless Watchdog" - SF Chronicle)...
You are now paying a premium for the lowest performing court in state history?! The 2016 judicial budget increased to $3.8 billion?! Fortunately, the public’s tolerance for “Indifference”/“Business as Usual” is changing and the old establishment is slowing eroding. Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have taken the presidential primary by storm, because they “get it” – the public deserve better, we deserve above average integrity grades and a system which is accountable.
PROGRESSIVE CHANGES ARE HAPPENING CALIFORNIA!
California champions of justice, Assemblywoman Catharine Baker and Senate Judiciary Chairwoman, Hannah-Beth Jackson have bravely taken on the old establishment and demanded greater judicial accountability. Through their valiant effort's the Commission on Judicial Performance will no longer be the "Toothless Watchdog" described in the SF Chronicle article provided above. Assemblywoman Baker and Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson are not going to allow our children to grow up in a world where our law enforcement or judicial officers are the "bad guys". These brave law makers are inspiring others to engage and become a check and balance to areas of law out-of-control. Among the new change leaders are Donna D'errico and Anthony Locatelli (both are running for County Supervisor) who will become a force for change in Southern California. Among their county goals and objective, they will accelerate family law initiatives similar to those outlined on our Pathways to Success page.
Visit our Commission on Judicial Performance Audit page for the latest developments from the audit.