Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Liar Liar: Santa Clara County Judge Erica Yew Condemns Self to Eighth Circle of Hell in Testimony to Legislature


California 6th District Court of Appeal Justice Conrad L. Rushing, Justice Eugene M. Premo, Justice Franklin D. Elia, Justice Patricia Bamattre-Manoukian, Justice Nathan D. Mihara, Justice Miguel Marquez, Justice Adrienne M. Grover Sixth District Court of Appeal California - Santa Clara County Superior Court, Judge Patricia Lucas, Judge Deborah Ryan, Judge James Towery, Judge Maryann Grilli, Judge Rise Pichon, Judge Erica Yew, Superior Court of California County of Santa ClaraCalifornia Commission on Judicial Performance Director Victoria B. Henley Chief Council – Director William Dresser - CJP Chairperson Anthony P. Capozzi, Vice-Chairperson Justice Ignazio J. Ruvolo,
Judge Erica Yew believes the California Commission on Judicial
Performance "has done a great job."
Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, Santa Clara County Judge Erica Yew has made the demonstrably false claim that the California Commission on Judicial Performance is effective at its mission to oversee and hold accountable judges in the state. 

To the legislature.

On video.

To be precise, Yew said this:
"[The Commission on Judicial Performance] has done a great job of making sure that judges who shouldn't have that job are removed from office, or are disciplined, or receive some indication that what they're doing is not proper, privately, so that they can readjust."
Seeing is believing: With your own eyes, watch Yew make this statement - incredibly, with a straight face - in the video at the bottom of this post.

In Dante Alighieri's Inferno, part of the Divine Comedy, Malebolge is the eighth circle of Hell. In Dante’s version of hell, categories of sin are punished in different circles, with the depth of the circle (and placement within that circle) symbolic of the amount of punishment to be inflicted.

Sinners placed in the upper circles of hell are given relatively minor punishments, while sinners in the depths of hell endure far greater torments. As the eighth of nine circles, Malebolge is one of the worst places in hell to be. It is where the souls of alchemists, impostors, counterfeiters, and liars are sent.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Judge Erica Yew Misconduct Allegations: Meme Collection Commemorating Seven Years of Incompetence Released

Santa Clara County Judge Erica Yew in 2010 was appointed to the California Commission on Judicial Performance by the Supreme Court and controversial Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye. The CJP is the independent state agency responsible for investigating complaints of judicial misconduct and for disciplining judges.

Yew was reappointed to the CJP in 2011 and 2015, and her current term ends in 2019. Court reform advocates assert that Yew has failed at the job, and instead of protecting the public from bad judges, Yew has protected bad judges from accountability for misconduct. Yew has played a critical role in maintaining the code of silence about the epidemic level of lawbreaking by judges in California, according to judicial branch whistleblowers.

In recognition of her commitment to concealing judge misconduct, in 2017 Tani Cantil-Sakauye and the Judicial Council of California gave Yew a "Distinguished Service Award."

In recognition of her seven years of disservice to the public as a member of the CJP, Anonymous Whistleblowers recently issued a special, limited edition set of memes featuring Judge Erica Yew.

The anonymous group monitors judges who fail to comply with section 3D(1) of the California Judicial Ethics Code. Section 3D(1) requires judges to self-police, and to report misconduct by other judges. Court reform advocates have documented that judges throughout the state routinely ignore the law. 

SUPREME COURT: Supreme Court of California Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, Justice Goodwin Liu, Justice Ming W. Chin, Justice Kathryn M. Werdegar, Justice Carol A. Corrigan, Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuellar,  Justice Leondra Kruger  California Supreme Court - California Commission on Judicial Performance Director Victoria B. Henley Chief Council – Director William Dresser - CJP Chairperson Anthony P. Capozzi, Vice-Chairperson Justice Ignazio J. Ruvolo,  Chairperson Judge Erica R, Yew CJP

Monday, May 15, 2017

17 Years Later, Sacramento County Family Court Problems Persist - Whistleblowers Allege Court Operates as Racketeering Enterprise

The report embedded with this post is by investigative reporter and attorney Karen Winner, and is provided by the California Protective Parents Association. Court watchdogs assert that the problems highlighted 17 years ago in this 2000 report have not been corrected.

subsequent audit by the California State Auditor found additional problems, many of which the court refused to fix, according to follow up reports from State Auditor Elaine Howle.

Whistleblowers allege that the Sacramento Family Court system continues to operate as what amounts to a racketeering enterprise which deprives the public of the federally protected right to honest government services.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

State Auditor Files Response to Vexatious Litigation by Commission on Judicial Performance Director Victoria Henley

California Commission on Judicial Performance Chief Counsel Victoria B. Henley - Federal Criminal Law - United States Code - United States Department of Justice - US Attorney Northern District of California - US Attorney Central District of California - US Attorney Eastern District of California - US Attorney Southern District of California - US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division - The United States Department of Justice - Attorney General of the United States - California Supreme Court Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Justice Ming Chin, Justice Kathryn Werdegar, Justice Carol Corrigan, Justice Mariano Cuellar, Justice Leondra Kruger, Justice Goodwin Liu Supreme Court of California – US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Judge Sidney Runyan Thomas, Judge Steven Reinhardt, Judge Alex Kozinski, Judge William Fletcher, Judge Richard Paez, Judge Marsha Berzon, Judge Consuelo Maria Callahan, Judge Carlos Bea, Judge Michelle Friedland, Judge Alfred Goodwin, Judge John Noonan 9th Circuit Court of Appeals – California Commission on Judicial Performance Victoria Henley Director – California Judicial Council
Commission on Judicial Performance
Director and Chief Counsel Victoria Henley
From the Daily Journal
Attorneys for the California State Auditor submitted a response Monday to a writ filed last month by the Commission on Judicial Performance challenging the auditor's jurisdiction.
The CJP sued Auditor Elaine M. Howle in San Francisco Superior Court in October, seeking to limit the scope of an audit ordered by the Legislature in August. The CJP is the state agency that investigates and disciplines judges charged with misconduct...
Myron Moskovitz, who represents Howle, said the CJP's arguments seek to sidestop decades of well-established law around the auditor's office and its functions.
"After they see the answer, if they still want to go to trial we will," said Moskovitz, legal director of the Moskovitz Appellate Team in Piedmont. "I don't know why they would want to. I don't think they have much of a case...
"This is the first time anyone has ever complained about their right to audit a public agency that gets public money and is supposed to serve the public," explained Moskovitz. "I don't know what they are afraid of."  
CJP Director/Chief Counsel Victoria Henley is paid $194,000 per year by California taxpayers. 

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

6th District Justice Conrad Rushing Issues Sham Order for Divorce Lawyer Garrett Dailey: Indigent Pro Per Denied Right To Appeal

Justice Conrad Rushing
In an unsettling example of judge and attorney misconduct, indigent, self-represented Santa Clara County family court victim Catherine Raffa attempted to appeal a trial court order declaring her a vexatious litigant. Raffa successfully filed the appeal, # H043207, in the 6th District Court of Appeal in San Jose.

Earlier this year, the opposing attorney, veteran family law lawyer Garrett Dailey, filed a motion to dismiss the appeal because, he claimed, Raffa was a vexatious litigant and required to get permission "from the presiding justice permitting the appeal to proceed."

But a litigant appealing a vexatious litigant order issued by a trial court doesn't need permission to appeal the order. If they lose the appeal, thereafter they need permission from a presiding judge to file anything in any court. They don't need permission to appeal the initial VL order, according to both case law and statutory law, CCP § 904.1(a)(6).