From Misuse of Public Funds for her Vacations and Private Security to Ignoring Complaints in Traffic and Family Courts lodged on behalf of California's poorest citizens, the state's highest judge has been ignored by elected officials and law enforcement for nearly a decade and is out of control.
Not only has Tani Cantil - Sakyuke failed in her job and violated the law, she has knowingly and willingly allowed state courts to misuse public funds, to charge illegal fees, to waste county funds for courthouses, and now she is ignoring polices and practices of judges and court staff that serve to bankrupt, harm and even kill innocent and middle class tax paying citizens in the state.
Currently she is employing California's State Attorney General, with public funds, to litigate full throttle a lawsuit brought by elderly citizens critical of her failure to discipline judges.
California's Chief Justice, Cantil-Sakauye is also using tax payer funds and a judicial malpractice law firm to defend against a federal case brought by a self- represented father, who was denied Due Process while fighting for custody of his daughter. The father is homeless and has obtained an order to demand the Chief Justice answer for harm the state is causing in family court cases, where the state appears to be violating the due process rights of many family law litigants and using the vexatious litigant statute as a weapon against parents to speak up about unfair judges and corrupt lawyers.
The Chief Justice is also using her legal power and influced to silence business owners speaking out about bad judges in their family cases. A recent appeal demonstrated years of harm and incompetence a bad judge, with undisclosed conflicts of interest related to "exerts" and cronie networks often found in family law cases, could result in tained final settlements where child support, spousal support and property divisiaions are done in violation of due process. In Hawyard v. Superior Court Mrs. Hawyard, the savvy business owner called attention to a biased private judge, fiancnail fraud imposed by experts and lawyers , and void orders of a final divorce settlement. The ruling was a shot fired over the head of the judiary and an appeal was immediately filed., The appeal was immediately taken up by the Supreme Court , by all 7 members, including Chief Justice., They then went to work applying duress and political pressure on both sides of the Hayward case to settle and withdraw the motion, which they did by late January. But the Supreme Court demanded pleadings anyway, a highly unusual demand for a court that takes on so few cases, and then pressure was applied for a motion to DE publish the case, which will certainly be done.
Hayward is the public threat to the judges in family court, where lawyers are often allowed judicial authority and where billions are paid to custody experts, CPAs , relators, vocational examiners and private investigators. If Hayward were allowed to become case law, 80% of the people acting in pro per, or with lawyers not part of a corrupt family law community would win and Chief Justice could not allow that to happen.
Malpractice insurance, often paid by tax payers, seems to be directly correlated with uptick in cases involving lawyers like Sarah Overton of CUMMINGS, MCCLOREY,DAVIS, ACHO AND ASSOCIATES of Riverside , CA . Ms. Overton appears to be willing to lodge pathetic pleadings at homeless seniors and parents, in what appears to be an overly confident legal strategy that implies she is certain of a favorable outcome. Yes. it is clear that as long as Californians are forced to deal with the legal issues related to biased judges in California's legal system, where many judges live in glass houses. Ms. Overton will obtain favorable outcomes that protect the judiciary and continue to see escalations of retaliation and embroilment.
Santa Clara County's James Towery, who has given children to dangerous parents and stolen property from State Bar Whistleblowers, has been let of the hook by the county's presiding judges, and by the CJP, despite his role in arranging a holiday event where judges and lawyers sang about all the money they give lawyers in family court cases and despite his conflicts of interests which include payments from his old firm , Hodge and Fenton. where fellow judges including Mary Ann Grill repeatedly make fee awards so that Hodge and Fenton can make those payments.
Santa Clara County Judge Vincent Chiarlleo who refused to give a poor mom attorney fees in a custody matter, and instead gave custody to a represented father with a criminal background, who later drugged, raped and killed his own child.
Contra Costa County Judge Bruce Mills, who violated due process and threw court reform advocate Joe Sweeney in jail, despite Bruce Mills flaunting a CJP discipline record longer than Unabomber Ted Kaczynski's published Manifesto,
Sacramento County Judge Mathew Gary who has been openly carrying on a sexual relationship with his court clerk , inside the family courthouses of Sacramento County.
Judges like Peter McBrien who has left countless victims in the wake of his judicial docket, as recently reported by Sacramento News and Review, are out of control and now paying for protection of their misconduct, with public funds.
Overton, also represents the Commission on Judicial Performance in a federal lawsuit Patrick Evans has brought against the CJP , appears to be willing to go to the legal mat , even when she knows she is fighting to protect a judiciary flagrantly violating federal laws and Constitutional rights of state citizens.
History may be littered with unsuccessful state and federal lawsuits where discouraged parents tried unsuccessfully to fight a biased and incompetent judiciary, but modern history may tell a different story as more and more lawyers and litigants, facing civil rights violations in family court cases are turning to suing counties, where judicial immunity does not apply.
Lawsuits against counties are far more successful than lawsuits against judges, and many counties move to settle, knowing jury awards will be as much as 10 times that of settlement costs. Cases in point:
Street Fighter lawyer Shawn Mc Millan of Riverside, CA has brought civil rights cases against CPS and social workers like Myshia Hammond.
In 2015 LA County paid a $800,000 settlement after county officials removed children from their parents without a warrant.
In 2016 an $8.5 million dollar judgement against Fresno County for CPS misconduct was settled for $1.35 million, where CPS was once thought to have immunity.
In 2016 Santa Clara county agreed to pay $3.6 million after misconduct of correctional officers imposed civil rights violations that resulted in the wrongful death of a mentally ill inmate.
In 2017 Santa Clara has agreed to a $2,000,000 settlement, after school workers and mandated reporters failed to report abuse of a disabled child.
These cases may just be the beginning. Citizens who are forced into county courts , where the law demands fair hearings , that include juries strand a far better chance that standing before a crooked single judge in a family law or traffic matter.
Under California's Tort Claims Act, people seeking to sue a county or court might first consider filing complaints to alert the county to the problem, and preserve your rights.
Counties and courts are reporting an uptick in such complaints and Q has learned that one woman who faced years of corrupt courts in Sacramento County has lodged a compliant seeking $500,000,000, for the harm she has incurred at the hands of state and county employees during her family law case. This may finally be getting some attention , even if court insiders first dismissed her as crazy , disgruntled , or vexatious.
When our State's Chief Justice, Tani G. Cantil - Sakauye uses tax payer money to sue school teachers, seniors and innocent parents instead of cleaning up the judges on the state's bench, something is very wrong and citizens must act at a county level to demand it is fixed and remind Ms. Cantil- Sakauye she serves at the will, and expense, of California voters.