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Judges Recommendations 2010
by Tony Medley
have asked my recommendations on judges. Judges are difficult because
there is a conceit in the legal profession that they should be above
common knowledge, that what they do shouldnít be issues in elections,
which is, obviously, poppycott. As a result, there isnít much you can
discover about them in a reasonable period of time, so if much of my
opinions that follow appear to be superficial, thatís because they are.
That being said, Iíve researched them as well as I could and hereís how
- Tani G.
Appointed by Schwarzenneger to be Chief Justice. Provides no
information. Her decisions have been a mixed bag. A RINO, when the
California Supreme Court approved same sex marriage, she performed
one. She did vote to uphold Californiaís prohibition against
affirmative action and for religious free speech. But from what I
can determine she feels that judges are free to make law, or, in
other words, the law is what judges say it is. But without being
free with information about how she feels about things, itís
impossible to make a decision about her. A long interview performed
by The California Channel is nothing more than a civics lesson about
how courts work, not how she thinks and why, never questioning her
on substantial, a complete waste of time. Since she refuses to
release any information about how she does feel about things; No.
- Ming W.
Chin: Appointed by Wilson in
1996. Provides no information. Heís pro-abortion and voted to
overturn parental consent. No.
Moreno: Appointed by
Gray Davis in 2001. Provides no information. A devoted radical
liberal, his favorite justice is David Souter. No.
- Robert M.
Mallano: No. Appointed
by the discredited Gray Davis, hereís all he has to say about
himself: He says he will decide cases fairly and impartially, and
faithfully follow the law, and treat everyone in our courts with
courtesy and respect. In other words, he doesn't want anyone to know
how he really believes. From those who have studied his record he
apparently cannot be considered a strict constructionist. No.
Chaney: Appointed by
Schwarzenegger, she has the same pabulum as Mallano about her
priorities, obviously written by some consultant. Most judges say
the same thing, which indicates that they donít want you to know how
they feel. She was a nurse, which is a plus, and wrote a scathing
opinion dismissing a class action lawsuit against Dole that she said
was a scam. She also worked at Dryden, Harrington, and Schwartz and
I used to play on their basketball team in the lawyerís league. One
year we won the ďAĒ league (OK so thatís irrelevant; but Iíve now
revealed more about me than all these judges put together have
revealed about themselves). Yes.
Johnson: Appointed by
Schwarzenneger, he has the same pabulum as Mallano and Chaney about
his priorities. This statement is such a slap in the face to people
who want to know about those who will be making law in our system of
justice disqualifies anyone who puts it in their statement of
Suzukawa. Like all the
other judges, thereís not much on this guy to indicate what he
believes. Heís been appointed by three Republicans, for what thatís
worth, and his parents were interred at Manzanar or a place like it,
- Laurie D.
Zelon. Appointed by
Davis. Doesnít reveal much, which is a big disqualifier. No.
Ashman: Appointed to
the Court of Appeal by Davis. Doesnít reveal anything, just like all
these other judges. Has a reputation as a liberal activist. No.
Croskey: Appointed by
Deukmejian: In 2008 he
found that parents do not have a
constitutional right to home school their children. "Parents who
fail to [comply with school enrollment laws] may be subject to a
criminal complaint against them, found guilty of an infraction, and
subject to imposition of fines or an order to complete a parent
education and counseling program." The only way parents may now
legally home school in CA is if the teaching parent has a valid
teaching credential or hires a tutor with a valid teaching
credential. Provides no substantive information. No.
Armstrong: Appointed by
Wilson. Apparently has a reputation as a strict constructionist.
Coffee: Appointed by Wilson.
Apparently conservative. Yes.
Perren: Appointed by
Davis. Apparently liberal. No.
Jackson: Appointed by
Schwarzenneger. Gives no information but the standard pabulum,
however has a reputation as a constructionist. Yes.
Bigelow: Appointed by
Schwarzenneger. Leans toward being a constructionist. Yes.
Appointed by Schwarzenneger. Another constructionist. Yes.