California Election: Judges To Defend Double Pension Benefits? Full Disclosure Network® Video Report

Oct 26, 2010, 07:54 ET from Full Disclosure Network

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Full Disclosure Network® (FDN) presents an online Video News Report here featuring experts who are challenging election endorsements of  California Judges who have received illegal double benefits and then received retroactive criminal immunity from prosecution for "theft" and "fraud" in a little known Senate Bill (SBX2 11) in 2009.  Featured in the video are court critic Richard I. Fine and Judicial Watch attorneys Paul Orfanedes and Sterling Norris.  Watch video here: http://www.fulldisclosure.net/Blogs/90.php.

LA TIMES-ENDORSED JUDGES TO DEFEND DOUBLE BENEFITS?

In the FDN video, former prominent attorney Richard I. Fine, Ph.D. issued a challenge to all Judges who were endorsed by the LA Times to defend their integrity and qualifications for election and reconfirmation by the voters, as required by law.  At issue is the retroactive criminal immunity from prosecution given to the Judges who served in the Superior Court of Los Angeles and collectively received approximately $300 million from the County of Los Angeles illegally. In 2008 the California Courts brought by Judicial Watch in Sturgeon vs L A County held that County payments to the judges on top of their state salary of $178,000 were unconstitutional.

ILLEGAL CRIMINAL IMMUNITY FOR JUDGES?

On October 13, 2010 the Fourth District California Court of Appeals heard oral arguments where lawyers for the non-profit, public benefit organization Judicial Watch are asking for injunctive Relief to prohibit the County of Los Angeles from continuing the illegal payments and to hold the Senate Bill SBX2 11 as unconstitutional citing deficiencies in the legislative process and equal protection clause.  The County is represented by Jones-Day and international lawfirm and the Superior Court is represented by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

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The Full Disclosure Network®, (FDN) known as "the news behind the news", is an independent news organization covering public policy issues since 1992 on cable TV and Internet.  The programs have featured Judicial debates, court managers, judicial assistants and clerks on such topics as  "Who Controls the Courts" "Consolidating the L A Superior and Municipal Courts" and  "Judicial Benefits & Court Corruption.

RELATED VIDEOS & LINKS:

California Judicial Benefits & Court Corruption (6 min video)
http://www.fulldisclosure.net/Programs/preview_549.php

Judges Fight to Save Double Benefits
http://www.fulldisclosure.net/Blogs/73.php

L A Times Endorsements Ignore Judicial Crimes
http://blog.fulldisclosure.net/2010/10/l-times-endorsements-spark-debate.html

What is the Full Disclosure Network?
http://fulldisclosure.net/Documents/OnePagerForReleases7-19-10.pdf

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