This is Ron, in lieu of Barbie. I hope you won't mind
my responding to your concern. Seventeen years of your life is a large
investment trying to get clear law, as written, respected. To
that end, you are to be complimented. However, what you are trying to do is get
a law written that says that the law on the books shall be respected.
Let me tell you that there is already enforcement for
all laws that are on the books, including AB 195. It is found in Article V, Sec.
13 of the California Constitution. It specifically sets forth,
"...the Attorney General shall be the chief law officer of the
State. It shall be the duty of the Attorney General to see that the laws of
the State are uniformly and adequately enforced."
In other words, you should be able to go directly to
the A.G. with your complaint that the law is not being enforced, and it then
becomes his Constitutional duty, requirement, mandate, etc., to see
that that law is properly enforced.
However, your problem is, after you have spent $700,000
plus on getting signatures to get a new law on the books, how do you enforce
the enforcer to enforce the law as he is required to do. Barbie, has
already discussed below that this question would then have to be brought by
a citizen before a judge who would also have no way of enforcing that
judge to enforce the law. Hence they would be back to zero. And let's not
forget that the chief law enforcer is also counsel for the judges who choose not
to follow the law. You are on an enforcement merry-go-round.
The bottom line is that JAIL4Judges is your only
answer! You can achieve what you seek only after
J.A.I.L. becomes law.
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Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2001 1:02
Here in California we have a law, AB 195, that states certain phases
the appeal process are to be accomplished is certain time frame.
like all Bills, there are no sanctions in place to enforce compliance.
that has to be done is amend the Bill to add sanctions if the
judges fail to comply. Then it is up to the Attorney General to
If the Attorney general fails to file, then a citizen can file. The Bill
has to be written and passed by the legislators or written and placed upon the
ballot so the people can make the law. But here in California it takes
about $700,000 plus to hire signature gatherers to obtain enough signatures to
I prefer to work as I have this last 17 years plus, making change
out getting involved with other groups. I did that and got
I just read your article below and wondered if you heard
You're on our mailing list, so you should have. You state This
is why we need sanctions to FORCE judges to comply with the law.
Before whom do you take a petition or motion for sanctions?
corrupt judge who refuses to comply with law? And before whom
do you take an appeal? Yet another judge who refuses to comply with
law? Where does it end?
I'll tell you where-- before a Special Grand Jury of citizens under
J.A.I.L. The reason judges do not comply with law is because there is no
independent system of judicial accountability to the people. J.A.I.L.
provides that, and under such a system, judges then will be FORCED to comply
with the law.
If you're interested in that objective, look at our
read the initiative.
We have 47 states at this time and the initiatives all
follow the basic form of California. Then, if it makes sense
to you, consider becoming a JAILer for your state. Let us know and we can add
you to our National JAILers' Network List which you will find
interesting. We network across the country. It's like
You send us copies of a lot of emails from you-- we see
your name all
the time. Learn what we are about, and maybe it's what you've
been looking for.