UPDATE: NPR Reports Judge Kozinski resigns as California deflects attention in sex abuse scandals.
Most children will look forward to this holiday break anticipating ski vacations , presents and family traditions, yet for children whose narcissistic parents with unscrupulous lawyers who are subjected to family court rulings with unethical and abusive judges, this holiday season looks different. Children in those homes face continued abuse, isolation and are the victims of unjust and broken courts where Judges have elevated their careers in a pattern of abuse that has harmed men, women and children for decades.
As the #MeToo Movement races across California's judiciary, it leaves far more victims in its wake than judicial managers want the public to know. The judges thrust in the spotlight include appeal court judge Conrad Rushing, and federal court appeal judge Kozinski, who suddenly announced his retirement earlier today, yet these judges are only the tip of the iceberg.
In an effort to deflect attention from the real problems facing the judiciary, California' Chief Justice , Tani Cantil Sakauye shamelessly hitches her wagon to the #MeToo movement as she keeps a firm grasp on the lid on the real Pandora's Box and orchestrates which judges will be cleansed as the sacrificial lambs, protecting her own skin and the skin of women judges who have harmed other women far more than judges like Kozinski and Rushing.
Sure, Rushing and Kozinski are pigs, but it is under Sakauye that the court's budget has been blown, false DV claims have reached a new record and real violence and abuse has been ignored where far more women have been destroyed than a few court clerks or even Sakauye herself, who is the most powerful judge in the state of California.
It is not Rushing or Kozinski's behavior toward staff that should worry judicial managers, but the conduct of all judges that is evidenced in rulings that display pure vitriol for women, children and men not in equal positions of wealth ,power and influence.
In Santa Clara County Family Court, Patricia Lucas, who sits as legal advisor to the Judicial Council, has had direct complaints about delays in appeals, bias in attorney fee rulings and judge including James Towery, Arron Persky, Stuart Scott. Vincent Chiarello and Mark Pierce abusing women in the court, and Lucas has done nothing except refuses to report even the most serious of allegations.
Contra Costa's presiding judge Austin had complaints worse than those alleged against Rushing , and he did nothing, protecting judges like Mills and Humes in the process.
In Monterey presiding Judge Mark Hood has allowed a culture where criminal lawyers and divorce lawyers like Debra and William Crawford sleep with clients, and use their Bar Cards to inflict emotional distress that would kill most people and that exceeds any typical office abuse found in private industry.
The State Bar has unclean hands as well, with a history of ignoring sex abuse complaints and failing to maintain independent investigations where lawyers with unethical backgrounds impose their misc9odncut in DV cases, routinely dismissing the best interest of all children who are witnesses and victims of violence at home.
New Judges adjust Rulings to Avoid Public Eye
Last week, a newly appointed judge, Raj Chaterjee of Alameda County , indicated judges are worried. In a case involving Apple Employee Matthew Laycock, Judge Chaterjee denied a father's motion to subject his former wife to a psyche evaluation and vexatious litigant designation. Laycock, was represented by Dominic Porrnio, an Oakland lawyer known to be "in " with Chaterjee and known for informally bragging over his ability to declare mothers crazy and vexatious to gain advantages in custody and divorce cases, Porrino is not alone and the worst lawyers in the family law business appear to be misusing personal relationships with judges to gain fees and bolster "wins" at the expense of children.
At a "fireside " chat during a recent UC Hastings event, Chaterjee was overheard telling lawyers he was aware that the state's top judicial managers were setting up male judges in order to appease the #MeToo Movement, and as a result Charterjee was watching his rulings , having just drawn media attention in family court himself.
This season the millions of children kept from their mothers and fathers by corrupt judges willing to abuse their power and positions in the state's judiciary will dwarf the complaints lodged by a few court clerks.
Our children are uncomfortable everyday as they live with the consequence of being choked with by the injustice family courts imposed by ripping families apart, ignoring protective parents, and financially destroying lives all in a day's work of the broken court.
For decades children have been sent to live with crooks, abusers and pedophiles, because a judge comfortable with the culture of harassing women, degrading men and watching porn in chambers is just another day at the office.