LA Times Endorsements Ignore Judicial Crimes, Spark Debate: Full Disclosure Network® Video Report

Oct 18, 2010, 06:10 ET from Full Disclosure Network

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Full Disclosure Network® (FDN) presents an online Video News Report here featuring experts who are challenging Judicial Corruption and LA Times endorsements of California Judges who received retroactive criminal immunity from prosecution for crimes involving "theft" and "fraud".  Video here: http://www.fulldisclosure.net/Blogs/90.php.

JUDGES TO DEFEND RETROACTIVE CRIMINAL IMMUNITY?

In the video, court critic Richard I. Fine, Ph.D. challenges the LA Times-endorsed Judges to defend their integrity and qualifications for election reconfirmation to sit as California Judges.  Fine had been held in contempt of court following his challenge of Superior Court Judge David Yaffe, who admitted taking illegal payments ($500,000.00) from LA County, who was a party to the case before him.  Yaffe's release order stated that Fine had been incarcerated "to serve as a deterrent to other lawyers" who might try to challenge the Judges, a fact never reported in the LA Times.

ILLEGAL DOUBLE PENSION BENEFITS FOR JUDGES

Double benefits paid since 1987 to California judges were ruled illegal in 2008 (Sturgeon v. County of LA).  The LA County Board of Supervisors will address the issue of Pension Benefit Reform on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, according to Tony Bell, spokesman for Supervisor Michael Antonovich.  Estimates claim that LA County has paid over $300 million to California judges illegally.

INDEPENDENT COVERAGE OF CALIFORNIA COURTS

FDN's hour-long Cable TV and Internet series to be available soon on DVDs.  Known as "the news behind the news", FDN also covers California Court issues. A 1994 series "Who Controls the Courts" featured LA Superior Court Judges debating the consolidation of the Courts, and "Justice for Superior Court Clerks?"  featuring court managers and clerks. In 2009, FDN series "Judicial Benefits and Court Corruption" featured Richard Fine and Judicial Watch's Sterling Norris (Sturgeon v. County of LA).

Link to FDN listing of  LA Times endorsements: http://blog.fulldisclosure.net/2010/10/l-times-endorsements-spark-debate.html  

ONLINE VIEWER SURVEY QUESTIONS:

Question #1

Do you think the LA Times endorsements of the Judges have any credibility?

Yes or No




Question #2

The Courts have ruled that these payments are illegal. Do you think judges should return the money and be prosecuted for their crime?

Yes or No




Question #3

Do you think that the judicial candidates should declare in their campaign statements that they will not take the illegal funds?

Yes or No



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