It’s been awhile since we posted here…

And I think it is about time to get the machine oiled in pursuit of a number of recalls of justices. You see, all of you were  sold out by King George and his cronies and what we term “The Old State Court System” which comprised of a small administrative office coordinating the affairs and providing services to the judicial council, the courts of appeal and the supreme court.

King George managed to convince everyone to blow up his paltry 200 person administrative organization into over 1,100 people with those of the “old state court system” or what we term “The Good ‘Ol Boys Club”. They lobbied to usurp trial court revenue and general fund revenue to fund boondoggles that would gain them more control over our trial court system while casting the very things they purport to stand for aside.

While there are other efforts to call for change, it is time to power up this site and call out some of these good ‘ol boys (and girls) and ensure that they are not affirmed and in many cases, thrown off the bench for their administrative (or lack of administrative) acts.

It’s time.

Join us.

A modern day crisis – By “Thomas Paine”

THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their state; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as JUSTICE should not be highly rated. The Judicial Council enforces her tyranny with those of questionable character, has declared that she has a right not only to usurp authority but “to BIND us all in ALL CASES WHATSOEVER” and if being bound in that manner, is not tyranny, then is there not such a thing as tyranny upon earth.

Whether judicial branch reforms were declared too soon, or delayed too long, I will not now enter into as an argument; my own simple opinion is, that had it been years earlier, it would have been much better. We did not make a proper use of good economic times, neither could we, while we were dependent to a tyrannical chief. However, the fault, if it were one, was all our own [NOTE]; we have none to blame but ourselves. But no great deal is lost yet. All that Cantil-Sakauye has been doing for these months past, is rather a ravage of lies than a conquest of truth, which the spirit of the people now can quickly repulse, and which time and a little resolution will soon recover.

I have as little superstition in me as any man living, but my secret opinion has ever been, and still is, that God Almighty will not give up a people to to Judicial Council tyranny, or leave them unsupportedly to at the mercy of the unjust, who have so earnestly and so repeatedly sought to avoid the calamities of public dissent, by every decent method which wisdom could invent. Neither have I so much of the infidel in me, as to suppose that He has relinquished the government of the world, and given us up to the care of devils; and as I do not, I cannot see on what grounds the Chief Justice can look up to heaven for help against us: a deceiver, a liar, a destroyer of careers, an individual that promotes corruption.

‘Tis surprising to see how rapidly a panic will sometimes run through a state. All nations and ages have been subject to them. Britain has trembled like an ague at the report of a French fleet of flat-bottomed boats; and in the fourteenth [fifteenth] century the whole English army, after ravaging the kingdom of France, was driven back like men petrified with fear; and this brave exploit was performed by a few broken forces collected and headed by a woman, Joan of Arc. Would that heaven might inspire some California woman to spirit up her countrymen, and save her fair fellow sufferers from ravage and ravishment! Yet panics, in some cases, have their uses; they produce as much good as hurt. Their duration is always short; the mind soon grows through them, and acquires a firmer habit than before. But their peculiar advantage is, that they are the touchstones of sincerity and hypocrisy, and bring things and men to light, which might otherwise have lain forever undiscovered. In fact, they have the same effect on secret traitors, which an imaginary apparition would have upon a private murderer. They sift out the hidden thoughts of man, and hold them up in public to the world. Many a disguised minion has lately shown his head, that shall penitentially solemnize with curses the day on which the new Chief Justice took office.

As I was on the front line of the fight, I am well acquainted with many circumstances, which those who live at a distance know but little or nothing of. Our situation there was exceeding comfort as long as we were willing to look the other way at injustice. Our force was inconsiderable, being not one-third so great as the judicial branch could bring against us. We have no reserves at hand to relieve the fallen, should we shut ourselves up and choose to not stand in our defence but if we believe the power of hell to be limited, we must likewise believe that their agents are under some providential control.

The inevitable consequences of a long retreat will bare with an alteration of the manly and martial spirit. All of our wishes are centred in one, which is, that the citizenry, the media, the legislature and federal law enforcement would turn out and help them to drive the enemy back. There is a natural firmness in some minds which cannot be unlocked by trifles, but which, when unlocked, discovers a cabinet of fortitude; and I reckon it among those kind of public blessings, which we do not immediately see, that God hath blessed most of us with uninterrupted health, and given us a mind that can even flourish upon care.

I shall conclude this paper with some miscellaneous remarks on the state of our affairs; and shall begin with asking the following question, Why is it that the enemy resists democracy, fairness and equality, having not engaged in the discussions that are necessary to bring conclusion to our province? The answer is easy: They believe that their tyranny has no limits and that the branch and our legislature is infested with their minions, and we are. I have been tender in raising the cry against these men, and used numberless arguments to show others their danger, but it will not do to sacrifice a world either to their folly or their baseness. The period is now arrived, in which either they or we must change our sentiments, or one or both must fall. And what is a minion? Good God! What is he? I should not be afraid to go with a hundred citizens against a thousand minions, were they to attempt to get into arms. Every minion is a coward; for servile, slavish, self-interested fear is the foundation of the Judicial Council; and a man under such influence, though he may be cruel, never can be brave.

But, before the line of irrecoverable separation be drawn between us, let us reason the matter together: They expect you will all lie down quietly and flock to their standard, and lay down your voice. Your opinions are of no use to them, unless you support them personally, for ’tis minions and not justice, that he wants.

I once felt all that kind of anger, which a man ought to feel, against the mean principles that are held by those in power: a noted one, who keeps an office at the AOC, purports to protect those who report fraud, waste and abuse. After lying to the public and forging an investigation, he declares that all is well, that no law has been broken. Not a man lives in this state fully believes that all is well and no laws have been broken. It is unsuitable for those who hold this power to kick this can down the road. A generous and competent leader should have said, “If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace;” and this single reflection, well applied, is sufficient to awaken every man to duty. Not a place upon earth might be so happy as California. Her situation is remote from all the wrangling world, and she has nothing to do but to trade with them. A man can distinguish himself between temper and principle, and I am as confident, as I am that God governs the world, that California will never be happy till she gets clear of judicial branch tyranny. Wars, without ceasing, will break out till that period arrives, and the people must in the end be conqueror; for though the flame of liberty may sometimes cease to shine, the coal can never expire.

The case against California’s Chief Justice

Tani Cantil Sakauye was virtually ordained chief justice by a termed-out, tainted, unlicensed motorcycle driving, womanizing, love child making hollywood star governor. She was recommended by the previous chief justice who was running from his office over thousands of better qualified candidates.

She has no administrative experience running a business. She has no administrative experience running an office. She has no administrative experience even running a court!

As one of the the primary protectors of the California Constitution, she violates that very same constitution when she continuously re-appoints retired judges under the TEMPORARY assigned judges program, some who have sat on the bench as assigned judges for as long as eighteen years, thereby denying the local community the ability to elect and have a say as to who their judicial officers will be.

She has taken the position that destroying court mediation records that are utilized by judges in making custody decisions is okay because as far as she is concerned, they have no bearing on family matters and they’re not a part of the court record!

At a time of record deficits and mass layoffs in the trial courts, she chooses to give AOC employees raises while people who serve the public at the front counter windows in the courts lose their jobs.

She continues to build the world’s most expensive public buildings, some costing as much as $1,900.00 per square foot! As a gross example, Alpine county will be blessed with a 26 million dollar courthouse in Markleeville, population, 200 residents. About a thousand in the whole county. Similar disparities are happening in rural areas all over the state. Meanwhile, her budget cuts are CLOSING courthouses across the state. Rather than redirect these construction funds towards serving the public, she wants to build palaces to justice far out in the woods and out in the desert, while the majority of us where the population centers are watch courthouses close down. 

She praises gross mismanagement by declaring to the public that gross mis-managers that work for the judicial branch are invaluable to her operation.

As a former blackjack dealer and waitress, two jobs where sex appeal and good looks get you bigger tips, she feigns being offended by a legislator calling her pretty, when her mentor justice scotland did the same damn thing! Why would our womanizing, love child making ex-governor possibly make a pick of her over better qualified candidates hmmm? Maybe he was letting his little head think for his big one again??

Today, she is responsible for running the largest judiciary in the western world. She is responsible for more real estate holdings than Donald Trump himself. She’s continuing the big lie of branch centralization via a three billion dollar case management system, written by a company with a tainted track record and she can’t even manage her own lawbreakers over in her administrative office of the courts. She rewards corruption with promotion!

She remains intent on ignoring the voices of critics. She refuses to hold incomptence accountable. She promotes those who have violated the public trust.

This is not a person who has the decorum to remain in the office she holds. Towards that end, JCW is looking for those who will join us in developing a plan to remove her from office.

Six months of another version of the truth is enough.

Welcome to RTOC

Welcome to the beginnings of the recall tani organizing committee. The recall tani organizing committee is being formed to recall Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye from office not for her judicial decisions but because she’s shown herself to be an inept administrator of the largest judiciary in the western world.

With this blog, we hope to unite individuals and organizations into a formidible force to educate the public about the issues, raise money and gather signatures for a recall petition to eject her from office.

The foundation for our actions is the unprecedented crisis in California’s judicial branch being exacerbated by a chief justice intent on re-arranging the titanic’s deck chairs, while ignoring or adding fuel to the fire to the most serious issues facing California’s judicial branch.

The people deserve better. Employees of the Judicial Branch deserve better.

Please join us as an organization or as an individual and help us establish a statewide response to the unprecedented crisis in California’s judicial branch.