Sunday, November 15, 2015

Commission on Judicial Performance Director Victoria B. Henley Makes Bank at CJP Protecting Judges

CJP Victoria Henley Chief Counsel Commission on Judicial Performance - FBI Sacramento Division Special Agent in Charge Monica Miller Sacramento Field Office – Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert – United States Department of Justice Benjamin Wagner US Attorney for the Eastern District of California
Commission on Judicial Performance Director Victoria Henley is paid more than the Governor of California for running a protection racket for judges. 

Special Sunday Satire by RoadDog

Keeping a lid on the epidemic of judicial corruption in California don't come cheap. The Boss of Bosses of the California Commission on Judicial Performance - the state agency that used to be responsible for keeping the state's judges in line - banked $194,000 in pay last year. Can you say "protection racket?" That's some OG gangsta shit. Who wants Victoria Henley's job? Raise your hand.   

Thursday, November 5, 2015

California Supreme Court Corruption: Whistleblowers Charge Supreme Court Justices with Enabling Bias Against the Poor in Family Courts

Supreme Court of California – Chief Justice Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye – Associate Justice Carol A. Corrigan – Associate Justice Kathryn M. Werdegar – Associate Justice Ming W. Chin – Associate Justice Goodwin H. Liu – Associate Justice Mariano Cuellar – Associate Justice Leondra Kruger - Justice Cantil-Sakauye –California Supreme Court – Corruption – Judicial Misconduct – California Judicial Council
California Supreme Court Justices Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Ming Chin, Leondra Kruger, Carol Corrigan, Goodwin Liu, Mariano Cuellar and Kathryn Werdegar are accused of enabling family court bias against financially disadvantaged and disabled "pro per" litigants who cannot afford to hire a lawyer.

Institutionalized Socioeconomic Bias 

California Supreme Court judges are ignoring and thereby enabling systemic bias against the poor in family courts throughout the state, Judicial Branch reform advocates have charged.  

Earlier this year, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye and the state Judicial Council were engulfed in a nationwide firestorm of controversy when a report released by the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area revealed that traffic courts throughout the state were trapping the poor in long cycles of poverty using fines, fees and driver license revocations. 

Family court whistleblowers have catalogued examples showing that similar, institutionalized socioeconomic bias occurs in family courts, where more than 70 percent of court users cannot afford to hire an attorney. "This is a statewide epidemic of the same scale as the traffic courts scandal," said Ulf Carlsson, a whistleblower and former state employee. "Like they did in that debacle, the Supreme Court is playing deaf, dumb and blind to the problems." 

Sacramento Family Court News, an online, nonprofit journalism organization recently published an investigative report compiling court scandals attributed to Judicial Council Chair Tani Cantil-Sakauye. To view the report, click here. Other sources of news and information about socioeconomic bias in state courts include the California Supreme Court & Judicial Branch Report Tumblr, and the Judicial Misconduct Facebook Community