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More transparency is needed to adequately judge the judges

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:Sending off brief, impersonal form letters offering no explanation for the CJP’s decisions, holding private meetings and closing off information access certainly does not inspire public trust and leaves the average citizen wondering why the need for secrecy, more characteristic of authoritarian regimes.”
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The California Commission on Judicial Performance is the state’s judicial watchdog agency. Based in San Francisco, the commission is made up of judges, lawyers and members of the public. They are the judges of the judges, the sole public agents charged with investigating magistrates accused of judicial misconduct. Yet the commission’s deliberations are conducted completely under the radar, with no public scrutiny.
dd395-Judge%20(site)The CJP meets about seven times per year and receives its authority from Article 6, Section 18 of the California Constitution. The current chair is Erica Yew, a Superior Court judge.The commission’s task is to provide oversight and accountability over California’s 1,825 judges. The CJP handles complaints (primarily from litigants) regarding judicial misconduct, bias and abuses of power. Last year, the CJP received 1,212 such complaints against judges, court commissioners and referees. It chose not to take action on 1,039 complaints of those submitted last year. That’s less than 9 percent of complaints that it acts on.

It’s understandable the CJP would not take action on many of the complaints that it receives. In numerous cases, although the litigants are clearly not happy with the judges’ decisions, not enough evidence points to judicial misconduct.

In other cases, the judge made legal errors. In most situations, legal error is not misconduct unless it involves “bad faith, bias, abuse of authority, disregard for fundamental rights, intentional disregard of the law or any purpose other than the faithful discharge of judicial duty” as established in the California Supreme Court’s 1999 ruling in the Oberholzer v. CJP case.

Unfortunately, the only option for cases involving legal error is to appeal the trial court’s ruling. Appeals are expensive and enormously time-consuming.

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East Wind Rain: Treason at Pearl Harbor

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A NATION BEGUILED

http://nationalvanguard.org/2015/12/east-wind-rain-treason-at-pearl-harbor-2/

12-9-2015 10-56-59 AM

By Kevin Alfred Strom
IF YOU WANT to understand why the American government supports Communists in Haiti and South Africa — if you want to understand why neither Democrats nor Republicans will protect our borders from alien invasion — and if you want to understand why we are rapidly losing our freedoms that our fathers and their fathers fought to defend — then you must gain an understanding of the events that took place over a few days’ span over a half century ago.
The truth about this incident of treason against the American people and betrayal of our fighting men is so shocking — and so revealing — that once heard, it will forever alter your view of our world and the forces that shape it. After hearing this broadcast, you will never be able to trust the controlled media again; and you will see with crystal clarity…

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1st Annual Holiday Show with Wild Horse Freedom Federation and special guests on Wild Horse & Burro Radio (Wed., Dec. 9th)

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Join us on Wild Horse Wednesdays® , Dec. 9, 2015

5:00 pm PST … 6:00 pm MST … 7:00 pm CST … 8:00 pm EST

Pele, Bart and Harley ~ photo by Terry Fitch

Pele, Bart and Harley ~ photo by Terry Fitch

Listen to the archived show (HERE!)

or listen to the show live on your phone by calling (917) 388-4520.

This is a one and a half hour show. It will be archived so you can listen to it anytime.

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Our guests Wednesday night are the Board of Directors of Wild Horse Freedom Federation (R.T. and Terry Fitch, Carol Walker, Marjorie Farabee, Dawn Reveley and Debbie Coffey), along with special guests John Holland, President of Equine Welfare Alliance, Ginger Kathrens,

photo by Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation

photo by Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation

Founder and Executive Director of The Cloud Foundation, Susan Wagner, Pres. & Founder of Equine Advocates, and Daryl Smoliak, Pres. of American Horse Rescue Network.

Tonight’s show is hosted by Debbie Coffey, V.P and Dir. of Wild Horse Affairs, Wild Horse Freedom Federation

To contact us:  tsrad1@outlook.com, or call 320-281-0585

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