It is reasonable that Santa Clara County Clerks are pissed. The County has just built a new billon dollar courthouse, but hasn't had enough money to increase the pay of the people who work hardest in the county's courts.
Court clerks have not had pay raises in years. Their workload has increased, their hours have been cut and they sit at the front lines of a very disgruntled public . They also sit and watch judges conjure up $100,000 in kickback sanctions and fees for their favorite lawyers, as the clerks scramble to make monthly ends meet.
Judges and court administrators seem unconcerned with how the public feels about the courts they have created. An investigation shows that most judges are willing to roll the dice and act unethically and unlawfully, knowing the state's judicial watchdog, CJP , and other judicial agencies will do nothing about it.
Judges also appear to be willing to roll the dice on violating civil rights of county citizens trapped in family and criminal litigation, knowing Judges enjoy immunity and tax payers will foot the bill for judicial misconduct.
The Judges are out of control , protected in a bubble that needs to be popped.
Family Court Judge Mary Ann Grilli has been so violently harming women and children in this county for the past 20 years, that she has been sued multiple times for ADA and other civil rights violations,, which the county has silently rushed to private settlement, and which tax payers have paid millions to correct the harm caused by just one bad judge.
James Towery has so screwed up community property and other support issues in his family court, that appeals and lawsuits are piling up against his incompetence which has had a fraction of the time on the bench when compared to Gridlock Grilli . James Towery screwed up the State Bar, and left Californians with bad lawyers , and now he is screwing up Santa Clara County divorce, custody and probate cases, where he likely intends to stick the bill to county and state tax payers.
Judge Persky's ruling in the Stanford rape case may not have violated any laws, which are constructed to protect Judges more than rape victims, but he certainly violated the public trust in Santa Clara County's judiciary, which was already rocked to the core.