Leaked Court Reporter Transcript Catches Sacramento Judge Authorizing Criminal Child Abduction for Client of Judge Pro Tem Lawyer
|Hon. Thadd A. Blizzard|
Sacramento Family Court has an established track record of collusion between full-time judges and judge pro tem attorneys who operate the settlement conference program on behalf of the court. Court watchdogs have documented that the temporary judges are compensated with favorable rulings and other perks when representing clients in the same court.
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During a 2012 nationwide tour of courthouses across the country, national court accountability advocate Bill Windsor called the William R. Ridgeway Family Courthouse in Sacramento "one of the most corrupt in all of America with crimes committed routinely by those who claim to be judges inside." In 2008, attorney Stephen R. Gianelli, also of San Francisco, described a nightmarish ordeal similar to Cunningham's in the same court. "Based on my experience with the Sacramento Family Court, and in my personal opinion, this is a 'juice court' in which counsel outside Sacramento have little change of prevailing," Gianelli said. The transcript was leaked to, and posted by Sacramento Family Court News.