Sacramento Judge James Mize Apologist Attempts Diversion from Divorce Corp Documentary ScandalSpecial Guest Editorial: Opinion by Cathy Cohen
Myers went on to attribute what in fact is incompetence and corruption by family court judges and employees to “incomprehensible” Judicial Council family court forms:
|Why are so many corrupt judges and attorneys McGeorge School of Law alumni?|
And, in an ironic coincidence, the most corrupt, unethical attorneys from the local cases chronicled in Divorce Corp, and in the local judge pro tem cartel are graduates of McGeorge School of Law – where Myers has taught family law and other courses since 1984. In addition, at least two McGeorge alumni have left the cartel because they have been disbarred by the State Bar of California: divorce lawyer Scott Kendall (for multiple acts of misconduct), and divorce lawyer Gary Appelblatt (for sexual battery against clients).
The Sacramento County judge pro tem group accurately is called a cartel by family court reform advocates. The cartel is led by the Sacramento County Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee, known among cartel attorneys by the acronym FLEC. Click here to read a laundry list of documented examples of collusion and corruption between cartel attorneys and family court judges and employees.
In addition, corrupt and controversial family court Judge Matthew J. Gary is a McGeorge SOL graduate. Gary has been involved in a string of misconduct allegations dating back to when he became a full-time judge in 2007, and reportedly is currently under investigation by the Commission on Judicial Performance, the state agency responsible for oversight and discipline of California judges.
Apparently coordinated with Judge James Mize and Sacramento Family Court administrators and employees, Professor Myers’ editorial is nothing more than strategically timed damage control and blame shifting. The nationwide release of the documentary film Divorce Corp has put the local court system under intense, national scrutiny. Featuring four cases from Sacramento County – more than from any other court jurisdiction covered in the film – the documentary portrays the Sacramento court as the most corrupt in the nation. The Sacramento Family Law Court cases of litigants Andrew Karres, Mike Newdow, Robert Saunders and Ulf Carlsson all get screen time in the movie.
Cathy Cohen is a family court reform advocate, and NASCAR fan.